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Family Support Practitioner Angela Flood is supporting families out of a new office in South Morang, expanding our sibling days to the area.On a slightly breezy April day, 12 children gathered for the first ever Northern Sibling Day at the Galada Community Centre in Epping. I... Read More


Categories: Family 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.Our Music Therapy p... Read More


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

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-19 impacted ever... Read More


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

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


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Dec 2020

Thank you for being a lifeline for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.As the year comes to an end our Malvern administration office will be closed from Thursday, 24 December to Monday, 4 January, while our 24-hour children’s hospice will remain open ... Read More


Categories: Family News

Christmas is just around the corner! Here are a few ways you can spread some festive cheer and support Very Special Kids at the same time. Malvern Xmas Trees The team from Malvern Xmas Trees are back this year, selling trees from the grounds of Very Special Kids and also a seco... Read More


Categories: Family News

We are delighted to announce that the state government will commit $7.5m towards the $22.5m needed to rebuild our new children’s hospice, which is set to commence in August 2021. The funding commitment was announced in last week’s state budget.In 2019, we received $7.5m ... Read More


Categories: Family 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


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

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


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