Feb 2020

Imagine spending every hour of the day knowing you need to keep a close eye on your child in case he stops breathing. Then also imagine not knowing what his physical and mental development will be as he celebrates each birthday.This is the reality for Jayne and Cory Mitchell... Read More

Categories: Family News

We are so excited to officially announce that we are set to rebuild the hospice in February 2021, and today can confirm our capital fundraising campaign to raise the funds needs is underway.With a big fundraising target of $22.5m to meet by the end of 2020, Very Special Kids ... Read More

Categories: Family News

What inspired you to want to become a volunteer at Very Special Kids?In Adelaide I volunteered at Ronald McDonald House on week-ends and when I returned to Melbourne I wanted to volunteer within the City of Stonnington. I went to a presentation by various Charities organised... Read More

Categories: Family News

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

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