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Fundraising News

Thank you to everyone who donated and shared our message over the last 24 hours to make our first Giving Day a huge success! Together, we have raised an incredible $412,000 to help us continue providing essential family support and paediatric palliative care serv... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News

We are excited to be holding our first ever Giving Day, as part of the iconic Piggy Bank Appeal, which is now in its 23rd year.Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the usual sight of the giant piggy banks and tins rattling all over Victoria won’t be able to take place.Regardle... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News

“Aiden never uttered a word in his life, but if he could he would have said, I love you and thank you.”I’ll hold onto these words for the rest of my life.The best man at our wedding shared these words at our son Aiden’s funeral. To this day I still find peace and ... Read More


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

We are thrilled to announce the 24 Day Challenge has raised $349,616! Thank you to each and every participant, team captain and donor for their support.The 24 Day Challenge replaced the annual 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge this year, due to COVID-19 restriction... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week, celebrating the generous contribution of the volunteering community around Australia. At Very Special Kids, we are immensely proud of the commitment and generosity we see everyday from our incredible volunteers.This year's Na... Read More


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

Like many couples, Katy and her husband Maurice were so excited to start their family.So, in December 2014 when they found out they were not only pregnant, but pregnant with twins, they were over the moon.Katy went on to have a normal and healthy pregnancy, and in August ... Read More


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

It’s almost December and community Christmas activities are beginning! There are several ways you can spread the cheer and support Very Special Kids during the festive season.

Malvern Xmas Trees
The Malvern Xmas Tree stall is on a... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

Dear Damien and Dominic,I loved you before I ever met you.When your dad and I found out that we were going to be parents for the first time, we were so excited we couldn’t wait for our family to grow. Finding out that our family would grow by two just doubled our excite... Read More


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


As many of you may be aware, our hospice is set to be demolished and rebuilt from December 2020.It was built almost 23 years ago and, because technology and clinical care has advanced since then, it was decided that a complete rebuild was needed to ensure we provide... Read More


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

(Pictured is seven-year-old Very Special Kid, Ace, who helped us launch our Pin & Win campaign)Australian actress and director Rachel Griffiths will join a stellar Pin & Win ambassador line-up, it’s been announced today.Griffiths joins former Miss Universe Austr... Read More


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