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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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The annual Remembrance Day enables families, volunteers and staff to come together to remember all the special children who have died.For many families, Remembrance Day is an opportunity to honour and remember their child in a supported space with others who can understand so... Read More


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On Sunday 21 October the Right on Track charity event run by Race Party was held in Hawthorn East. This event was an opportunity to bring the community together in a fun environment to support Very Special Kids.Over the course of eight hours, there were more than 60 drivers r... Read More


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Destination. Tick. Flights. Tick. Accommodation. Tick.At long last your family is off on a well-deserved holiday. But what makes the difference between an experience your whole family will cherish forever and a potential disaster that might scare you off ever taking a holiday... Read More


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Tips from Very Special Kids parents who have been there.Bring a sense of home to hospital

  • Take your child’s favourite pillow, blanket and snuggle toy. Sometimes the smell of home can be very comforting in a strange and sterile hospital bed.Read More


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Today is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and is a chance for Very Special Kids and the only other two children’s hospices to highlight their unique support services in the hope... Read More


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

Roni is often seen around the office with her very large but gorgeous dog Billie. Ronnie is a Social Worker and is currently completing her Masters in Clinical Family Therapy.Before Very Special Kids, Roni spent several years working in the Palliative Care and Trauma Units in... Read More


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Written by Trudy Steele, a bereaved mother supported by Very Special KidsBeing a bereaved parent can be very draining and isolating. Participating in Bereaved Parent Weekends, allows you to feel every bit of emot... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News