Television's Warrior Princess Xena - New Zealand actor Lucy Lawless - showed off a new skill yesterday as she vied for the title of fastest bedmaker.
Lawless was at Auckland's Starship hospital as of a contest set up by Australian company Lorraine Lea Linen to spice up its $115,000 donation to the hospital's Oncology Rebuild project.
The two minute race between Lawless and Lorraine Lea chief executive Adrian Ryan to see who could make the neatest bed in the quickest time resulted in a "dead heat" judges said, in the interests of preserving Australia-New Zealand relations.
The donation comes as a result of the company's Party for Kids with Cancer, which raises money for a different children's project or hospital each year.
Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young said the donation was a huge contribution to the hospital's cause.
"We're so grateful that even our Australian counterparts are getting on board for this worthy project," he said.
Money will go towards rebuilding the hospital's cancer unit, providing eight single inpatient rooms for pre-teen patients.