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Grief and loss is an ongoing and complex experience, with no timeline or rule book to follow. Weekends like the Bereaved Parent Weekend, offer a safe and welcoming environment for bereaved parents to share memories of their children, feel joy and express sadness with others who u... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

After two years of onsite cancellation, the Very Special Kids 24 Hour Challenge returned in full glory on Friday 3 to Saturday 4 June. Nearly 1,000 participants stepped up to the challenge, raising vital funds for seriously-ill kids in 24-hour care while they keep their NovoFit t... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

Very Special Kids volunteer, Libby, recently celebrated her 25-year milestone for volunteering with our organisation. In that time, she has supported many of our sibling programs, ensuring the brothers and sisters of the children in our care have fun, feel supported, included and... Read More


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

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Jun 2022

The Bayside Quilters have brought comfort and joy to many of the children and families supported by Very Special Kids. They have stitched together beautiful quilts, creating keepsakes families can cherish in memory of their child.   One Very Special Kids mum, Kirsty shares ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

On Friday, we held our fifth Autumn Classic to great success! We are thrilled to have raised over $185,000 - and climbing. Thanks to our generous community, we can continue to improve the quality of life for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their f... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

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May 2022

A happy boy Lucas and his parents Mel and Felix Written by Mel and Felix, mum and dad to Lucas When thinking of Very Special Kids, the word related with it is \"experience\". There are several charities who helped us during this hard journey, but Very Special Kids is the on... Read More


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

Last night we had the chance to say thank you to many of our hardworking and dedicated volunteers at our Volunteer Appreciation Night.   Congratulations to all who received recognition awards, each of you have gone above and beyond and we are so grateful for the support you ... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

Written by Very Special Kids volunteer, Laura  I became a volunteer with Very Special Kids as a way of becoming more involved in a community that was doing some good in the world.   I began my volunteering journey in the hospice and soon became involved with the adolesce... Read More


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

When a child has a life-limiting condition, we often forget about the stress this can place on the whole family, specifically siblings.   One volunteer and one parent share their insights on the Sibling Support Program, and what they have learnt in the process. Bernadette di... Read More


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

This International Nurses Day, we speak with Inma, our newly appointed Infection Prevention Control Nurse. Inma joined Very Special Kids late last year as a Registered Nurse and comes with a wealth of knowledge from her community adult palliative care background. We spoke to I... Read More


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