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We are thrilled to announce the 24 Day Challenge has raised $349,616! Thank you to each and every participant, team captain and donor for their support.The 24 Day Challenge replaced the annual 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions. We were deligh... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Very Special Kids News

Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week, celebrating the generous contribution of the volunteering community around Australia. At Very Special Kids, we are immensely proud of the commitment and generosity we see everyday from our incredible volunteers.This year\'s N... Read More


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

How long have you been at Very Special Kids?I’ve been working at Very Special Kids for a little over five years, I started in December 2014.What is your background and what were you doing before Very Special Kids?I commenced my nursing training over 30 years ago, an... Read More


Categories: Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

The importance of play is well documented in early childhood literature. This importance is attached to the functions of play in assisting children to:express thoughts and ideas demonstrate emotions and understand feelings develop thinking and reasoning build relat... Read More


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

What is a child life therapist?Child Life Therapists (CLT) work in healthcare settings supporting children and their families through their specific and individual journeys. The work of the CLT is primarily to support the child to have their rights, desires and needs met and ... Read More


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

Announcing Sandy ReaVery Special Kids is delighted to announce psychologist Sandy Rea as an ambassador of the organisation.Sandy is a leading practising psychologist in Melbourne of thirty years professional standing and has her own private practice, Sandy Rea & Asso... Read More


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

Very Special Kids has trialled the delivery of in-home respite and end-of-life care to a selection of children and families. The objective is to determine whether respite and end-of-life care can be provided within the home, as one feasible alternative to the way we provide hospi... Read More


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

Volunteers are at the heart of Very Special Kids. Their commitment to supporting families is unwavering and inspiring. In 2019, 89 individuals completed the nine week training course to be a qualified Very Special Kids Family Services Volunteer.The training course is designed... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News

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Apr 2020

Written by Priyanka SahaWill and I were like any first-time parents, we eagerly waiting for the birth of our baby girl. We had decorated the nursery and I couldn\'t wait to hold her in my arms. But at 36 weeks, after a routine sizing scan, we were given the news we never coul... Read More


Categories: Family News

What inspired you to want to become a volunteer at Very Special Kids?After fundraising for Very Special Kids for 16 years via my work in Tatts/Newsagency, I decided on my retirement I would love to continue helping VSK.Which volunteering role will you be doing and what wi... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News, Volunteer News