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Tell us about what you do at VSKFamily Support Practitioner – providing emotional support, counselling and advocacy to Very Special Kids families in many different waysWhat’s unique about your role?As an FSP, I am privileged to be able to work with families from t... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

(Pictured is seven-year-old Very Special Kid, Ace, who helped us launch our Pin & Win campaign)September 10, 2019Australian actress and director Rachel Griffiths will join a stellar Pin & Win ambassador line-up, it’s been announced today.Griffiths joins form... Read More


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

We often hear the phrases ‘there is no hope’, or that the situation is ‘hopeless’. These phrases only lead to a sense of defeat, failure and for some guilt, that they have been unable to save their child.But hope is in fact everywhere…... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Hospice News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News

A contingent of high-profile football personalities engaged in a humorous debate which raised more than $200,000 to care for families that have a child with a life-threatening condition.Hosted by Channel Seven’s Hamish McLachlan at the Atlantic in Docklands, the Very Specia... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News

Collaboration between Very Special Kids Child Life Therapist Shari and Physiotherapist Belinda has resulted in an exciting, newly developed space consisting of soft play equipment for children to use during their respite stays in the hospice.The soft play is located in the pl... Read More


Categories: Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

By ‘The Classified Group\' – Brooklyn, Mackenzie, Aubrey, Ruby, Henry, Daniel and ChloeWhat we\'d like you to know:Being a bereaved sibling is hard, devastating and it can feel really unfair. It can make you feel really different to those around you and others th... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

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Being a bereaved sibling…Being a twin, it is heartbreaking to have your twin brother pass away, but you still have to move on with life. It may be hard sometimes but you have to make the most of it – of life, the world, the memories that you have.  ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Crystal Lee(28/7/1999 to 14/1/2019)This photo below was taken at Crystal’s Year 12 retreat in February of 2018. It depicts Crystal’s gorgeous personality, full of fun and laughter, and also the gorgeous inner child that she was. This photo is my absolute favourite, a... Read More


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

By Simon DjurdjevicThe fathers from twenty six Very Special Kids families took part in the Dad’s Go-Kart Day which was generously funded by Men of Malvern, a charity who support the health and welfare of men. Many of the fathers were new to VSK and most had not met each ot... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

By Meg Wimmers“How do you find the time?” This is the first question I get asked each time I tell someone I volunteer for Very Special Kids. Being a mum to two kids under the age of five and working four days a week, I did wonder that myself. But I found that when it came... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News, Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News