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Where did you come from before joining VSK?Previously I coordinated StandBy Murray, a support after suicide program delivered across the Murray region. This involved supporting individuals, families, and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide, and community workshops. Pr... Read More


Categories: Family News

With the rebuild of the hospice due to start in December 2020, we have been trialling an in-home care pilot which has been met with a positive reaction from the families involved.Fifteen families are currently part of the program pilot, which will be formally evaluated by an... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

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Dec 2019

Like many couples, Katy and her husband Maurice were so excited to start their family.So, in December 2014 when they found out they were not only pregnant, but pregnant with twins, they were over the moon.Katy went on to have a normal and healthy pregnancy, and in August ... Read More


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

It’s almost December and community Christmas activities are beginning! There are several ways you can spread the cheer and support Very Special Kids during the festive season. Malvern Xmas Trees The Malvern Xmas Tree stall is on again this year, selling on the grounds of Very... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

The Very Special Kids Fair was held on Saturday in glorious sunshine, and raised over $95,000 for families caring for a child with a life threatening condition.The grounds of Very Special Kids in Malvern were a hive of activity with families enjoying a great day out. Children... Read More


Categories: Family News

Dear Damien and Dominic,I loved you before I ever met you.When your dad and I found out that we were going to be parents for the first time, we were so excited we couldn’t wait for our family to grow. Finding out that our family would grow by two just doubled our excite... Read More


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

Meet Heidi Barber, she\'s one of our Family Support Practitioners who works with families across the Mornington Peninsula.How long have you been at VSK?I have been a Family Support Practitioner with Very Special Kids for 14.5 yrs.  I was based at our Malvern office and... Read More


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

The 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival was a great success for Very Special Kids as the Victoria Racing Club’s (VRC) official charity partner. We are thrilled to have raised over $440,000 through the Pin & Win Campaign so far, with donations still being received.Very Special K... Read More


Categories: Family News

As many of you may be aware, our hospice is set to be demolished and rebuilt from December 2020.It was built almost 23 years ago and, because technology and clinical care has advanced since then, it was decided that a complete rebuild was needed to ensure we provide the b... Read More


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

What is your role at VSK?PhysiotherapistFor someone who might not understand what this means, can you briefly explain?In general, paediatric physiotherapists have skills in managing children with a wide range of conditions which affect their physical development and... Read More


Categories: Family News