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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


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

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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


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

Very Special Kids’ physiotherapist Belinda Luther has received a 2020 Churchill Fellowship to further explore physiotherapy in a children’s hospice by visiting the UK and Ireland next year.There are only 112 recipients nationally and, when travel restrictions change, Beli... Read More


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

Updated 17 February 2021Like many Victorians, we welcomed today’s news regarding the lifting of stage 4 restrictions.As an essential service, we will continue providing respite care at our hospice, home visits to families and again welcoming families to have a much need... Read More


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

There are many words to describe Maryjo Saliba – strong, resilient, courageous, positive, ambitious.‘Bereaved sibling’ are two more words that also sadly describe Maryjo.She is part of a unique group of young people who have experienced the death of a sibling and ar... Read More


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