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Very Special Kids is thrilled to have been selected as a major partner of the Chain Reaction Foundation again in 2015.... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News

Very Special Kids is pleased to be a charity partner for the 4Tracks4Kids fundraiser, a 37 kilometre walk to all four Melbourne racecourses on 9 March – starting at Sandown via Caulfield and Flemington before finishing down the straight at Moonee Valley.4Tracks4Kids, founde... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News

The Disabled Surfers Association of Australia provides safe and enjoyable surfing experiences for people with a disability.Families supported by Very Special Kids are invited to the next ‘Let’s go Surfing Day’ in March.Kim George whose grandson Matthew is cared by V... Read More


Categories: Family News

Very Special Kids is holding a special volunteer information session in Brunswick to meet the growing need for Family Support Volunteers in North West Melbourne.There are 25 families on the waiting list from the North West regions of Melbourne. Family Support Volunteers assi... Read More


Categories: Family News, Volunteer News

The Newman’s Own Foundation is helping us to continue providing nutritious meals to children staying at Very Special Kids Hospice.A grant from the Newman’s Own Foundation has enabled Very Special Kids to upgrade our hospice kitchen to meet health and food safety standards... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News

Very Special Kids Adolescent Camps offer a unique opportunity for young people to connect with other siblings who have had shared experiences.This year’s Adolescent Weekend will be held from 20 to 22 March, for adolescent siblings (both bereaved and non-bereaved) up to the ... Read More


Categories: Family News

The holiday season can be a challenging time of year for the families we support and this year many took the chance to get away from it all with a stay at Very Special Kids Glen Osmond Farm. Kheeran and Jini Dharmawardena and their children Ethan (10) and Anaya (16 months), escap... Read More


Categories: Family News

The hospice bathroom has been transformed into a fun, playful and stimulating room featuring a submarine, a friendly stingray, brightly coloured fish, moving lights and a television. The makeover was made possible by SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s community program, Merlin’s M... Read More


Categories: Hospice News

Christmas is a special time of year for Donna and Matthew Anderton and their three children Mitchell, Cooper and Reese, but it\'s also a challenging time. Donate now to help our families celebrate Christmas. ... Read More


Categories: Family News, Fundraising News

Since opening as a service last year, Very Special Kids Glen Osmond Farm has attracted great interest from families.Located just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne in the township of Woodend, Glen Osmond Farm features two purpose-built holiday cottages that can sleep up to... Read More


Categories: Family News