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After 1,025 kilometres ridden on hot and humid days, through rain-soaked hinterland, and challenging country roads, the Chain Reaction Challenge Victoria has raised more than $829,000 and still counting.Thank you to everyone who donated and supported the event, we are so grat... Read More


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

Recently, on the 17th of March, four very special boys enjoyed a fun filled weekend together.Ryan, Lachlan, Caleb and Ethan met at the Very Special Kids hospice in the early evening and made their way down to our local Grill’d in Malvern.  In the company of Very Special Ki... Read More


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

Last Saturday a Family Day was hosted at the Glen Osmond Farm in Woodend by Very Special Kids. The day gave families from the region a chance to see the beautiful cottages and facilities that they can stay in with no charge, for some peace and quiet.The day included many fun-... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Recently, professional cricket player Hayleigh Brennan from the Melbourne Stars visited Very Special Kids for a game of cricket all thanks to our long standing supporter Southern Region Toyota, and Cricket Victoria.The opportunity came about after Toyota was offered a ‘... Read More


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

A keen group of golfers enjoyed a fun day out on the green while pitching and putting their way to raising $30,000 at the recent Very Special Kids Golf DayHeld at Woodlands Golf Club, the day is sponsored by OHM and all funds raised go to Very Special Kids to help support chi... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

When a child has a life-threatening condition, we often forget about the stress this can place on the whole family, let alone their siblings. For them, it can often be a time of great confusion and resentfulness so it’s important to reduce any sense of isolation and encourage p... Read More


Categories: Family News

Six year old Jaylen Cornish is a happy kid that loves the outdoors, being around other people and playing Xbox but he also requires 24 hour care for his basic needs.Jaylen was born with gastroschesis which is a birth defect of the abdominal wall. It meant that as a baby his i... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer 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 celebrity impersonator’s Victoria Ramage and Jaqueline Gill, (aka Patsy and Eddy from Absolutely Fabulous and Prue ... Read More


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

Sister Margaret Noone is a Loreto Sister, former teacher and junior school principal, and the first employee of Very Special Kids.Following a 20 year career as a teacher, with many years as a junior school principal, Sister Margaret was presented with the opportunity to study... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Despite not being able to walk or talk, eleven year old Ayesha Srivastava is a very sociable young girl; she’s highly engaged with the world and loves dancing, music and experiencing new things.In many ways Ayesha is just like any other girl her age, however she requires 24... Read More


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