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Let your voice be heard - Youth Advisory Group now recruiting! At Very Special Kids, we are always inspired by the strength and resilience of the children and young people we meet. If your life has been touched in unique and special ways by having a brother or sister with a life... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Annie’s Cottage offers Very Special Kids’ families a secluded and relaxing holiday location. Located on Chetwyne Farm in the East-Gippsland region, the property has offered many families peace, serenity and a much-needed break from their daily life. Most recently, Jake and Na... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

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Jan 2022

Thirteen-year-old Steph has been in and out of hospital her whole life. At 10-weeks-old Steph was diagnosed with nystagmus.  Then after years of extensive nerve damage to Steph’s hands, feet and mouth, the family received news that she has mitochondrial disease, a debilit... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Very Special child, Noah, is proof that leaders come in all shapes and sizes. The 11-year-old, who was born with Mitochondrial disease, will be starting his new school year with the distinguished title of School Captain. A big advocate for diversity, Noah shares what excites him ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Written by Pauline Hammond, Grampians Region Family Support Practitioner I attended the family home armed with story books, craft supplies, and some apprehension about the conversation.  Family members gathered around me with bowed heads, tired eyes, and tear-stained face... Read More


Categories: Family News

In 2020, our Zoom Room was created as a means to continue providing support for children and families when COVID-19 restrictions impacted the provision of face-to-face support in the hospice. Two years later, the Zoom Room program has flourished, becoming an effective platform fo... Read More


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

The Very Special Kids team is sad to say goodbye to one of our superstar and highly skilled family service volunteers, Sue Clifford, who has volunteered with Very Special Kids for over 14 years.  Sue is taking the plunge and moving to Western Australia via Queensland. Befor... Read More


Categories: Family News

Last weekend, Team Very Special Kids hit the pavement determined to raise funds for children and families in our care. With 579 participants joining Team Very Special Kids as part of the Nike Melbourne Festival 43rd edition, together we raised nearly $70,000 which made us the thi... Read More


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

The Very Special Kids grounds were rife with excitement last Wednesday, as the turning of the sod ceremony marked a significant step toward the rebuild of our world-class children’s hospice. Special guests’ Federal Health Minster, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Parliamenta... Read More


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

Christmas is the season for giving, and there are many ways you can support Very Special Kids this festive season. Thank you to our wonderful community of supporters who are hosting fundraising activities this year!Malvern Xmas Trees - SOLD OUT!Malvern Xmas Trees are sell... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News