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Not even a global pandemic could dampen the spirits of the Frankston community on Sunday, when ten teams, and more than 80 individuals, took part in the virtual Rotary Frankston Sunrise Virtual Treadmill / Bike Challenge to support Very Special Kids.The first Rotary Frankston... Read More


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Very Special Kids is excited to be featuring as part of PayPal Give at Checkout program this month! Through the program, customers can add a $1 donation to any purchase, and can set Very Special Kids as their favourite charity for the Give at Checkout program in the PayPal app. ... Read More


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The story of Very Special Kids is the story of the thousands of heart-warming moments that our hospice has contributed to each and every year since it opened. Saturday 9 October is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and an opportunity to celebrate that story with an eye to wha... Read More


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Our wonderful community never ceases to amaze! We are excited to announce that A Very Special Day has raised over $700,000! Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who donated, shared our story, volunteered your time and helped us reach our target for ch... Read More


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For someone who might not be familiar with music therapy, can you explain what this means? Music Therapy is a research-based health care service that utilises music to actively support people with their health, functioning, and wellbeing. Registered Music Therap... Read More


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By Pauline Hammond, Grampians Region Family Support PractitionerTwenty-two bereaved parents are looking expectantly at us, and we can feel their uncertainty as we commence the Very Special Kids Bereaved Parent Weekend at a retreat in Hepburn Springs.For J... Read More


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Can anyone truly understand the long and short-term impacts on a child following the death of their sibling without ever going through it themselves?It’s this notion that led to Very Special Kids Family Support Practitioner Meg Chin embarking on her PhD When a child die... Read More


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Long term volunteer, Jane Ansell,  recently received her 25-year volunteer service award and we are incredibly grateful for her ongoing commitment to Very Special Kids. Jane reflected on how she came to be involved with Very Special Kids and the rewarding nature of volunteering.... Read More


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We are thrilled to announce that this year’s 24 Hour Challenge has raised over $690,000…and counting!This year some participants took on the challenge virtually throughout the month of May, and those who were to be joining the onsite event got creative as they completed t... Read More


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“Very Special Kids makes a massive difference for us because they don’t just help the child, they help everyone in our entire family,” said Mel, Wil’s mum. At a routine pregnancy scan at 31 weeks, Mel was told her precious baby was going int... Read More


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