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By Damienne Mor, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special Kids “I don’t want to ask – I feel guilty that I’ll never be able to repay the favour,” is a comment I often hear from carers who are tirelessly and selflessly ... Read More


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In early 2019 the Very Special Kids hospice team welcomed their first Child Life Therapist, Shari Manley into the fold.Child Life Therapists (CLT) are responsible for supporting a child to ensure their voice is heard and their needs are met within the healthcare environment. ... Read More


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By Angela Flood, Family Support Practitioner at Very Special KidsHave you ever stopped and imagined what it might be like for a parent to hear the words ‘your child is going to die’. Have you ... Read More


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Very Special Kids Ambassador Jimmy Rees has been dancing his way into our lounge rooms appearing on Network Ten’s Dancing With The Stars.But there’s more to Jimmy’s story that viewers may not be aware of. Although learning a new dance every week can be challengi... Read More


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A life-changing upgrade to provide greater services, greater support and greater security well into the future.To ensure we can continue to provide the highest level of care and support for children with life-thre... Read More


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In partnership with Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Very Special Kids is proud to be the Pin & Win charity partner for 2019.Pin & Win is the VRC’s flagship annual charity fundraiser and all sales of the Lexus Melbourne Cup... Read More


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

As the first children’s hospice in Australia, Very Special Kids Hospice is now over 23 years old. To ensure we continue to provide the highest level of care and support for you and your family, for the past two years Very Special Kids has been researching and planning ways to u... Read More


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Reflection by Phil Oakley, bereaved father supported by Very Special Kids I am a member of the worst club.This club's membership requirements are too high. We don't want more members. We are sad when new peop... Read More


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The Barwon Region parents have been participating in the Keeping Strong Workshop series for the past 6 months. These workshops are designed to give everyone an opportunity to try new ways to manage stress and to help develop strength and resilience. So far we have done yoga, qijo... Read More


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The Very Special Kids' Fair was a huge success on Saturday, raising an amazing total of $106,572 to support children with life-threatening conditions, and their families.The Fair was held on the grounds of Very Special Kids in Malvern and over 2,250 people attended.  Despit... Read More


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