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Very Special Kids News

The story of Very Special Kids is the story of the thousands of heart-warming moments that our hospice has contributed to each and every year since it opened. Saturday 9 October is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and an opportunity to celebrate that story with an eye to wha... Read More


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Our wonderful community never ceases to amaze! We are excited to announce that A Very Special Day has raised over $700,000! Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who donated, shared our story, volunteered your time and helped us reach our target for ch... Read More


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

For someone who might not be familiar with music therapy, can you explain what this means? Music Therapy is a research-based health care service that utilises music to actively support people with their health, functioning, and wellbeing. Registered Music Therap... Read More


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

Can anyone truly understand the long and short-term impacts on a child following the death of their sibling without ever going through it themselves?It’s this notion that led to Very Special Kids Family Support Practitioner Meg Chin embarking on her PhD When a child die... Read More


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On Friday 21 May, Melbourne’s cycling community came together for the return of the Autumn Classic.The competition was fierce and the fundraising result extraordinary with over $230,000 raised for the children and families in our care.Fourteen teams took on six tough vi... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

“Very Special Kids makes a massive difference for us because they don’t just help the child, they help everyone in our entire family,” said Mel, Wil’s mum. At a routine pregnancy scan at 31 weeks, Mel was told her precious baby was going int... Read More


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We are celebrating 20 years of Music Therapy at Very Special Kids!Today, Monday 1 March, is World Music Therapy Day and to celebrate, our Music Therapist Pip Reid has written a song to say thank you to the children and families of Very Special Kids.


How did COVID-19 impact the way you were able to support families in 2020? 2020 – Well what a year it was. In hindsight whilst it was somewhat crazy and at times surreal, it was also a tremendous learning experience both professionally and personally.COVID... Read More


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Our Under the Sea school hospice holiday program has been a gone ‘swimmingly’ again this year!Children staying in the hospice joined in art therapy sessions, sensory activities and puppet shows. They also had the opportunity to meet, see and touch some friendly sea creatu... Read More


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

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Tabcorp (The Lott), launched with a generous donation of $100,000!Very Special Kids has a strong connection with The Lott, with Tatts being a major contributor to the building and running of our children’s hospice in the 19... Read More


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