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Hospice News

This month the Very Special Kids Hospice was transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with lights, Christmas decorations and a whole lot of fake snow which was beyond magical.Our July School Holiday Program ran and thanks to our staff and volunteers, the children staying thorou... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News

Recently Archie, Chelsea and Amelia, three very special children attended the Mates on the Move weekend at our hospice.On Friday night they all arrived at the hospice and enjoyed several games and delicious pizza donated from Crust Armadale.The weather was beautiful for t... Read More


Categories: Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

33 treadmills were kept in continuous motion for 24 hours from 26 to 27 May raising $822,668 (and counting) for children in 24 hour care at Very Special Kids Hospice in Melbourne.1,008 participants including AFL players, p... Read More


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

My name is Sue, I am the mother of a very special girl. We may never meet, but I wanted you to know what a profound effect you have had on my life.My daughter Ayesha has a very rare progressive disorder of her arteries called Fibromuscular Dysplasia. Her condition caused her ... Read More


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

Very Special Kids provides many families with trained family service volunteers, assisting in many different ways, including at the family home and sometimes when the child is admitted to hospital. The relationships formed have proven to be vital to what Very Special Kids does,... Read More


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

Eva and Stevan became involved with Very Special Kids in May, 2016, after receiving the devastating news that their 22 month old son Spencer had an inoperable brain tumour.Spencer died at the Very Special Kids hospice in July, and one of the ways chosen by Eva and Stevan to r... Read More


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

This Thursday, we held a Bereaved Sibling Day here at Very Special Kids, as part of our Sibling Support Program for children with a brother or sister who has died.Not only did the sun come out making it a beautiful day, so did all of their smiles, with many children bonding a... Read More


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

Last Thursday we had our first Sibling Day of the year and it was almost too much fun, there was a lot of colour, a lot of laughter and a lot of positivity. Thanks to the Family Support Team, other staff and volunteers, the days are always a success.17 children living with an... Read More


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

Last Friday on March 31, four students in grade six came down to Very Special Kids from Armadale Primary School.School captains Lucia Tabbagh and Jack Gatehouse, and Vice captains Maya Hurwitz and Quinn Sutter, brought 13 Easter hampers donated to Very Special Kids families ... Read More


Categories: Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

After 1,025 kilometres ridden on hot and humid days, through rain-soaked hinterland, and challenging country roads, the Chain Reaction Challenge Victoria has raised more than $829,000 and still counting.Thank you to everyone who donated and supported the event, we are so grat... Read More


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