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Piggy Bank Appeal News

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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