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Family News

It seems fitting that Helen Jackson shares the same surname as the family she volunteers for; what began as a fledgling friendship born out of her desire to help families caring for children with life-threatening conditions, has now become a connection that’s as close as any fa... Read More


Categories: Family News, Volunteer News

36 families from the Barwon, Hume and South West regions enjoyed a day of wet and wild fun at Geelong Adventure Park for the Very Special Kids Family Day.With the sun shining down kids swooped down water slides, dove into pools and had their faces painted, while parents r... Read More


Categories: Family News

The Disabled Surfers Association of Australia provides safe and enjoyable surfing experiences for people with a disability.Families supported by Very Special Kids are invited to the next ‘Let’s go Surfing Day’ in March.Kim George whose grandson Matthew is cared by V... Read More


Categories: Family News

Very Special Kids is holding a special volunteer information session in Brunswick to meet the growing need for Family Support Volunteers in North West Melbourne.There are 25 families on the waiting list from the North West regions of Melbourne. Family Support Volunteers assi... Read More


Categories: Family News, Volunteer News

Very Special Kids Adolescent Camps offer a unique opportunity for young people to connect with other siblings who have had shared experiences.This year’s Adolescent Weekend will be held from 20 to 22 March, for adolescent siblings (both bereaved and non-bereaved) up to the ... Read More


Categories: Family News

The holiday season can be a challenging time of year for the families we support and this year many took the chance to get away from it all with a stay at Very Special Kids Glen Osmond Farm. Khe... Read More


Categories: Family News

Christmas is a special time of year for Donna and Matthew Anderton and their three children Mitchell, Cooper and Reese, but it's also a challenging time. Donate now to help our families celebrate Christmas. ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News

Since opening as a service last year, Very Special Kids Glen Osmond Farm has attracted great interest from families.Located just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne in the township of Woodend, Glen Osmond Farm features two purpose-built holiday cottages that can sleep up to... Read More


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Bob the Builder and Angelina Ballerina dazzled audiences at the Very Special Kids Fair to help raise $117,000 for children with life-threatening conditions. ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News

Holding your own fundraising event can be a fun and rewarding way for community groups, clubs and individuals to make a difference to children with life-threatening conditions and their families. ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News