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Very Special Kids News

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


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

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

We’d are excited to introduce the hospice’s first ever occupational therapist, Leo Gnavi.Leo has held positions at The Centre for Cerebral Palsy (WA), The Cerebral Palsy League (QLD), Nauru Regional Processing Centre, Noah’s Ark Inc (Vic) and he also works part-time at ... Read More


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Christine spent more than 30 years working in hospitals as a cardiac technologist, so when she retired, she knew exactly where she wanted to volunteer – Very Special Kids. She has a son with a disability, and the nurturer in her wanted to keep caring for kids, and that’s whe... Read More


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

Very Special Kids’ physiotherapist Belinda Luther has received a 2020 Churchill Fellowship to further explore physiotherapy in a children’s hospice by visiting the UK and Ireland next year.There are only 112 recipients nationally and, when travel restrictions change, Beli... Read More


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

Updated 17 February 2021Like many Victorians, we welcomed today’s news regarding the lifting of stage 4 restrictions.As an essential service, we will continue providing respite care at our hospice, home visits to families and again welcoming families to... Read More


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