Lawless is a member of the board of trustees of the StarShip Foundation, the charity arm of the Starship Children's Health (hospital) which is part of the Auckland District Health Board. It is set up to provide additional equipment, support and help to staff, patients and families. She devotes much time and energy to fundraising for the organization. She recently sat for the New Zealand television series The Sitting, an arts series where celebrity portraits are produced during an interview session with the portraits later auctioned for charity Lucy attended the auction where her portrait fetched the top price, with the whole event raising $39,000 for Starship.
World Vision - 5 days in Bangladesh
This documentary follows well-known New Zealand actressLucy Lawless through the impoverished country of Bangladesh as she is confronted by the harsh reality of poverty, street children and child labour. Lucy visits Banik, whom she has sponsored for many years. Banik's family can now support him through university. Lucy also meets Fatema, her new sponsored child, for the first time. In thisdocumentarty you will be emotionally touched, as Lucy did. You will not see the actress but a normal woman just like you and me, facing the poverty and being confronted with what this does to your inner soul. It is a must to see this DVD and at the same time you support the needed people.