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 Lou Cooney’s face beams when she talks about the volunteers at Very Special Kids.“I have never come across such a dedicated group of people. If I ever have a last-minute volunteer role become vacant, someone always puts their hand up to do it. They are a very dedicated ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Volunteer News

Sister Margaret Noone is a Loreto Sister, former teacher and junior school principal, and the first employee of Very Special Kids.Following a 20 year career as a teacher, with many years as a junior school principal, Sister Margaret was presented with the opportunity to study... Read More


Categories: Family News, Very Special Kids News

Sunday 1 March marks World Music Therapy Day! Our resident music therapist, Pip Reid has given some insight into the role of music therapy in the hospice setting.Music Therapy at Very Special Kids Since ancient times music has been recognised for its therapeutic value and ha... Read More


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

20
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

11
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