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Piggy Bank Appeal News

A contingent of high-profile football and comedy personalities engaged in a humorous debate to raise more than $135,000 to care for families that have a child with a life-threatening condition.Hosted by Channel Seven’s Emily Angwin at the MCC Members Dining Room, the Very S... Read More


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Twelve-year-old Kaspar is a very playful child that enjoys art and music therapy. He loves to feel the rumble of his wheelchair beneath him and to be around his large extended family.Kaspar however, lives with a rare birth defect and life-threatening illness, which creates co... Read More


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

A huge $951,623 has been raised during the 2017 Piggy Bank Appeal to help more than 900 Victorian families caring for children with life-threatening conditions.Five giant piggy banks travelled 7,168 kilometers across Victoria collecting donations for the charity Very Special ... Read More


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

Allegra Patty was a gorgeous, bright and cheeky little girl. Her parents Marissa and Dean gave birth to her in 2010, and at the time her older brother Callum was only two-years-old.At just 22-months of age after many concerns and testing, Allegra was diagnosed with Dravet Syn... Read More


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11-year-old Nate Giddens, loves being in the water, music and going to school. His mum Beck, says that he has quite the personality, and that she often catches him rolling his eyes at her if he thinks she’s being embarrassing.But throughout his life, Nate has had constant h... Read More


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Jarrod McKee is 14-year-old brother of very special child Emma McKee.Jarrod is very protective of his sister Emma, who has Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, a rare form of uncontrolled epilepsy. He finds it extremely difficult to watch his sister struggle with seizures, which can some... Read More


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“Lilly was extremely vibrant, and she had an infectious giggle,” says Lilly’s mother, Sarah.Lilly was born in December 2007 and she was the first daughter of Sarah and Liam Fish. Three years later they gave birth to Lilly’s best friend Zoe, now seven-years-old.Whe... Read More


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In its third year running, The Pantry Party proved to be another thriving success raising $47,000 for Very Special Kids in support of the Piggy Bank Appeal.It was an action-packed morning with a number of children’s activities, games, entertainment and spe... Read More


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

Emma McKee is the face of this year’s Piggy Bank Appeal which officially kicks off on Friday, and she and her family represent more than 900 families across Victoria who are supported by Very Special Kids.Ten-year-old Emma is a very cheeky girl who loves swimming, giving cu... Read More


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

In recognition of the invaluable contribution volunteers make to our organisation, Very Special Kids hosted an end-of-year Christmas gathering with all Friends and Family Services Volunteers.It was a relaxed evening with live music, a delicious BBQ dinner and drinks, as well... Read More


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