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Fundraising News

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


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

On Friday 21 May, Melbourne’s cycling community came together for the return of the Autumn Classic.The competition was fierce and the fundraising result extraordinary with over $230,000 raised for the children and families in our care.Fourteen teams took on six tough vi... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

“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


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

How did COVID-19 impact the way you were able to support families in 2020? 2020 – Well what a year it was. In hindsight whilst it was somewhat crazy and at times surreal, it was also a tremendous learning experience both professionally and personally.COVID... Read More


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

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Tabcorp (The Lott), launched with a generous donation of $100,000!Very Special Kids has a strong connection with The Lott, with Tatts being a major contributor to the building and running of our children’s hospice in the 19... Read More


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