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33 treadmills were kept in continuous motion for 24 hours from 26 to 27 May raising $822,668 (and counting) for children in 24 hour care at Very Special Kids Hospice in Melbourne.1,008 participants including AFL players, politicians, TV personalities and people that have been... Read More


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Scrapbooking involves using your treasured photos and memorabilia to create beautiful pages which are then added to a special album.Creative Memories is all about making a special memory album by using your precious photos to create album pages that show others the life of yo... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Last Friday morning Very Special Kids held the inaugural Autumn Classic cycling event and raised over $42,000!Through the hard work of our events team, especially Kristi Ingrilli, and loyal supporters, it was an absolute success, as well as a whole lot of fun.The event w... Read More


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This year Catherine, Stuart and their daughter Alice Matthews will be participating in the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge, in honour of their daughter and sister who died, Charlie.Charlie passed away in the Very Special Kids hospice in December 2013 at only 7 months old, and sin... Read More


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Volunteering is a fundamental part of what Very Special Kids does. We currently have 720 volunteers generously give their time to help support families of children with life-threatening conditions.Very Special Kids provides three volunteer programs, including Corporate, Famil... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

Stacey Hector and Michelle Kaila are two mothers who have been supported by Very Special Kids, and have also supported each other, during and after the death of their children, six-year-old Marcus Hector-Parnell and three-year-old Isla Kaila.On Mother’s Day, both mums have ... Read More


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The Jellis Craig Foundation has been a major supporter to Very Special Kids for almost three years now, often engaging in corporate volunteering activities.Very Special Kids Hospice is the only facility of its kind in Victoria and offers families access to planned and emergen... Read More


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My name is Sue, I am the mother of a very special girl. We may never meet, but I wanted you to know what a profound effect you have had on my life.My daughter Ayesha has a very rare progressive disorder of her arteries called Fibromuscular Dysplasia. Her condition caused her ... Read More


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Nathan Brown is not only Very Special Kids Family Volunteer Coordinator, but he is also co-captaining two teams for the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge this year and absolutely smashing fundraising, as well as dressing up!We thought it would be a good idea to get some insight an... Read More


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Very Special Kids provides many families with trained family service volunteers, assisting in many different ways, including at the family home and sometimes when the child is admitted to hospital. The relationships formed have proven to be vital to what Very Special Kids does,... Read More


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