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Danielle and Richard Burnet will be competing in the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge this year yet again, with their team filled with friends, family and colleagues. The team is dedicated to Sebastian and Charlie, their eldest sons.Sebastian, now 11, was diagnosed with an extreme... Read More


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

By Natalie Roberts-Mazzeo, mother supported by Very Special Kids.I’m sure you have already heard the buzz words ‘self care’ circulating around, reminding you to slow down, to nourish, to prioritise your health and wellbeing, to exercise, to meditate, to sleep well. Yes,... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Hello, my name is Hanna, and I am 15 years old. I have been a part of Very Special Kids for six years now, and I have done many things with them. Including going on camps and meeting some amazing people. I have now been in remission for five years, and will no longer need the sup... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

The room was full of love, generosity and laughs as we celebrated women whilst raising funds for children with life-threatening conditions.Hosted by hilarious radio presenter Matt Tilley, the Very Special Kids Ladies’ Lunch was a gorgeous afternoon held at the Royal South Y... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

After riding 1,000 kilometres through the scenic but challenging North Island of New Zealand, the Chain Reaction Challenge Victoria has raised more than $1,100,000 and still counting.Thank you to everyone who donated and supported the event, we are so grateful for your genero... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

Last month we announced that we had formed a significant partnership which would enable regional families living with a child that has life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to access respite care.Thanks to over $156,000 of funding from the William Buckland Foundation, R... Read More


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

Last week we announced that we had formed a significant partnership which would enable regional families living with a child that has life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to access respite care.Thanks to over $156,000 of funding from the William Buckland Foundation, Roa... Read More


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

By Abigail, mother supported by Very Special KidsLetting your child stay overnight for the first time somewhere is a big deal. Letting your 3-year-old is even harder. But letting your 3-year-old who has a life-threatening, complex medical condition stay overnight without yo... Read More


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

Last year Very Special Kids secured a funding grant from the Barr Family Foundation that meant we were able to hire a permanent part-time physiotherapist.Physiotherapists work to improve children’s motor development, strength, range of motion, fitness, gait difficulties, ba... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids 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


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