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Very Special Kids News

The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a new initiative that provides very special siblings between the ages of 14 to 25 a platform to be heard. The group is made up of nine enthusiastic, motivated, and inspiring young adult and adolescent siblings eager to ... Read More


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On Friday 12 August, we held our annual Footy Fever Debate! An afternoon full of football antics, fiery debate and heartfelt words on Very Special Kids vital children’s palliative care services.  Read More


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Birthday celebrations come in all shapes and sizes. For Very Special Kids bereaved mum, Eli, it was important that her family could celebrate and honour the birthday of her late son Nathan, who would have turned 21 this year. Nathan had a rare form of bone cancer, called Os... Read More


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Over the weekend, our supporting partner, The George on Collins, hosted Gather to Give - a delectable evening of fine food and delicious cocktails for Very Special Kids. The event raised a staggering $140,000 for children and young people who have compl... Read More


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Our Founder and Patron, Sister Margaret Noone AM, recently hosted a high tea to acknowledge and celebrate the Very Special Guardians who have made an everlasting impact through a gift in their Will. Read More


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Grief and loss is an ongoing and complex experience, with no timeline or rule book to follow. Weekends like the Bereaved Parent Weekend, offer a safe and welcoming environment for bereaved parents to share memories of their children, feel joy and expres... Read More


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After two years of onsite cancellation, the Very Special Kids 24 Hour Challenge returned in full glory on Friday 3 to Saturday 4 June. Nearly 1,000 participants stepped up to the challenge, raising vital funds for seriously-ill kids in 24-hour care while they keep their NovoFit t... Read More


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Very Special Kids volunteer, Libby, recently celebrated her 25-year milestone for volunteering with our organisation. In that time, she has supported many of our sibling programs, ensuring the brothers and sisters of the children in our care have fun, f... Read More


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The Bayside Quilters have brought comfort and joy to many of the children and families supported by Very Special Kids. They have stitched together beautiful quilts, creating keepsakes families can cherish in memory of their child. Read More


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On Friday, we held our fifth Autumn Classic to great success! We are thrilled to have raised over $185,000 - and climbing. Thanks to our generous community, we can continue to improve the quality of life for children and young people with life-limiting condi... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News