News

Providing 24 hour specialist nursing care, the Very Special Kids Hospice is a home-away-from home for families who have a child with a life-threatening illness that provides much-needed planned and emergency respite care. The hospice makes it possible for families to have a brea... Read More


Categories: Family News

Today Very Special Kids launched a significant partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service which will enable families living with a terminally ill child the opportunity to access respite care, no matter where they live.Thanks to over $156,000 of funding from the William ... Read More


Categories: Family News

Very Special Kids Family Day programs go far beyond just facilitating a day of fun for kids, they create something that means a lot more.This year’s Adventure Park Day was its fifth year running and had the best turn-out to date. 209 people came together, on what was a beau... Read More


Categories: Family News

As we head into a new year, it is timely to reflect that the festive season and holiday period presents different emotions for each family. I hope that all families were able to spend time with each other in support and reflection during the summer months.We enjoyed a success... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News

A reflection by Simone and Tony Hayes, parents supported by Very Special Kids.Our first holiday after Hamish died was over Easter, camping with our extended family. It was hard, really hard, and Hamish\'s birthday also fell on that weekend; it added extra pain, but at the sa... Read More


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Sarah Fish asked her seven-year-old daughter Zoe, “If you could have one wish what would it be?” after a momentary pause she replied,“My wish is to have Lilly back, so I could tell her I love her.”Three years ago six-year-old Lilly lost her batter with cancer and ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

By Maureen Bond, mother supported by Very Special KidsI can\'t really remember the first Christmas without Zack. I do however, vividly remember Zack\'s very first Christmas with us and the trio of car/truck/tractor that Santa got him; a future full of potential and boyish pla... Read More


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Volunteering is an integral part of Very Special Kids’ service delivery and fundraising model. More than 615 Family Service and Friends fundraising volunteers and an additional 412 temporary and corporate volunteers generously give their time.Family Service Volunteers assis... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

In recognition of the invaluable contribution volunteers make to our organisation, Very Special Kids hosted an end-of-year Christmas gathering with all Friends and Family Services Volunteers.It was a relaxed evening with live music, a delicious BBQ dinner and drinks, and ple... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

After discovering the devastating news that their one-year-old baby girl Lily wouldn’t have much longer to live, parents Kirsty and Aaron McConnell had to consider where they wanted her to be when she died.During a time of confusion and stress when nothing seemed to make se... Read More


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