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We often here the phrases ‘there is no hope’, or that the situation is ‘hopeless’. These phrases only lead to a sense of defeat, failure and for some guilt, that they have been unable to save their child.But hope is in fact everywhere…


A contingent of high-profile football personalities engaged in a humorous debate which raised more than $200,000 to care for families that have a child with a life-threatening condition.Hosted by Channel Seven’s Hamish McLachlan at the Atlantic in Docklands, the Very Specia... Read More


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

By Meg Wimmers“How do you find the time?” This is the first question I get asked each time I tell someone I volunteer for Very Special Kids. Being a mum to two kids under the age of five and working four days a week, I did wonder that myself. But I found that when it came... Read More


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

At their 13 week scan Kristy and Damian Whitnell discovered their unborn son, Jett, was missing his fibula bone. At 16 weeks, a chromosome test reported that otherwise, Jett was fine. At 32 weeks, the doctors discovered a number of other concerning abnormalities in the pregnancy.... Read More


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

36 treadmills were kept in continuous motion for 24 hours from 9am Fri 24 May to 9am Sat 25 May raising  $978,000 (and counting) for children in 24 hour care at Very Special Kids Hospice in Melbourne.Over 1,000 participants including AFL players, politicians... Read More


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

This morning Very Special Kids held their third Autumn Classic cycling event and raised $124,902!Through the hard work of our events team, especially Kristi Ingrilli, and loyal supporters, it was an absolute success, as well as a whole lot... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

The Philbin family from Malvern is one of the families that will benefit from the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge’s fundraising efforts, and father Tom is also participating in the event himself.This is the second time Tom Philbin will be ta... Read More


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

Ace is seven years old and he has done the impossible. Ace has Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome a rare degenerative neurological condition which calcifies parts of his brain. This impacts his ability to control his movement and communicate verbally. But with the su... Read More


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

Very Special Kids Ambassador Jimmy Rees has been dancing his way into our lounge rooms appearing on Network Ten’s Dancing With The Stars.But there’s more to Jimmy’s story that viewers may not be aware of. Although learning a new dance every week can be challengi... Read More


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A life-changing upgrade to provide greater services, greater support and greater security well into the future.To ensure we can continue to provide the highest level of care and support for children with life-thre... Read More


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