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Piggy Bank Appeal News

The Scott family is the face of this year’s Piggy Bank Appeal and they represent more than 900 families across Victoria who are supported by Very Special Kids. Mum Robyn Scott shares their story.I still remember that first day Kyan was finally discharged from hosp... Read More


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15-year-old Alexander Macfarlaine from Mt Eliza loves the sunshine, walks around the peninsula and school. He also loves his family, parents Helen and Kevin and sister Evalouise (8).Alexander was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and an intellectual disability before h... Read More


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80-year-old Dawn McKenzie has been volunteering with Very Special Kids for 20 years, and she's still going strong.Dawn first discovered Very Special Kids in 1995 when an advertisement calling for volunteers in her local community newspaper caught her eye.“I went along... Read More


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Very Special Kids supports 46 families in the Hume region, and 900 across Victoria, that are caring for children with life-threatening conditions, by providing 24-hour nursing care at Very Special Kids Hospice and family support services. One of those families is the Hubbard fami... Read More


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Five giant piggy banks, 283 Commonwealth Banks, 60 volunteers and thousands of customers all over Victoria will be getting pretty in piggy pink on Friday 25 September to raise money for the Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal.As long-standing major partners of the Very Specia... Read More


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Meet Bill Hearn, 68. Bill has been volunteering on the Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal for the past 17 years.Why do you continue to volunteer for the Piggy Bank Appeal? Not only is volunteering fun, but you are exposed to a very generous side of humanit... Read More


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A contingent of high-profile football personalities engaged in a humorous and sometimes fiery debate to raise more than $200,000 to care for children with life-threatening conditions.... Read More


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For Alan Hall, 76, learning about Very Special Kids was a happy accident. A change of route on his daily walk nine years ago saw him walking past the Very Special Kids Hospice for the first time. Looking for a new volunteer opportunity and curious about the work of Very Special K... Read More


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Fourteen-year-old Michelle Ferguson* has hydranencephaly, a rare condition in which most of the cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced with fluid. This has left Michelle profoundly disabled and her future is uncertain. She requires one-on-one care and assistance 24 hours a ... Read More


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The annual Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal oinked into gear today with a piggy flash mob at Bourke Street Mall. Volunteers wearing pig suits, including girls from Loreto Toorak’s Gymnastics Club, appeared from the... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News