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Very Special Kids News

Reflection by Phil Oakley, bereaved father supported by Very Special Kids I am a member of the worst club.This club's membership requirements are too high. We don't want more members. We are sad when new peop... Read More


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It’s that time of year again! With our Fair behind us and December nearly here, Christmas activities supporting Very Special Kids are beginning and we couldn’t be feeling more cheer.Malvern Xmas TreesThe Malvern Xm... Read More


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The annual Remembrance Day enables families, volunteers and staff to come together to remember all the special children who have died.For many families, Remembrance Day is an opportunity to honour and remember their child in a supported space with others who can understand so... Read More


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Destination. Tick. Flights. Tick. Accommodation. Tick.At long last your family is off on a well-deserved holiday. But what makes the difference between an experience your whole family will cherish forever and a potential disaster that might scare you off ever taking a holiday... Read More


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Tips from Very Special Kids parents who have been there.Bring a sense of home to hospital

  • Take your child’s favourite pillow, blanket and snuggle toy. Sometimes the smell of home can be very comforting in a strange and sterile hospital bed.Read More


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Today is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and is a chance for Very Special Kids and the only other two children’s hospices to highlight their unique support services in the hope... Read More


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Roni is often seen around the office with her very large but gorgeous dog Billie. Ronnie is a Social Worker and is currently completing her Masters in Clinical Family Therapy.Before Very Special Kids, Roni spent several years working in the Palliative Care and Trauma Units in... Read More


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Written by Trudy Steele, a bereaved mother supported by Very Special KidsBeing a bereaved parent can be very draining and isolating. Participating in Bereaved Parent Weekends, allows you to feel every bit of emot... 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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Written by Sara Crawford, mum supported by Very Special KidsI recently did something that I had vowed to myself I’d never do.As a mother of a child with a life-threatening condition, I have told myself time ... Read More


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