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Very Special Kids is pleased to welcome to the team Kara Briggs, formerly of EACH Social and Community Health, and Sharon Stynes, formerly of The Reach Foundation.Recent growth of the organisation has resulted in Kara filling the newly created role of General Manager, Plan... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News

Very Special Kids is looking for volunteers with a green thumb and time to spare, to join our gardening team.The gardening team meet every Thursday morning to help maintain the Very Special Kids grounds in Malvern.It is an active role that requires people with a passio... Read More


Categories: Volunteer News

The Flinders Five Golf Challenge has raised $16,000 for Very Special Kids, doubling its total from the previous year.The event, now it\'s in tenth year, is run by long-time Very Special Kids volunteer Ray Sneddon and his fellow Flinders Golf Club members Cyril Benjamin, Jeff... Read More


Categories: Family News

19
Feb 2015

It seems fitting that Helen Jackson shares the same surname as the family she volunteers for; what began as a fledgling friendship born out of her desire to help families caring for children with life-threatening conditions, has now become a connection that’s as close as any fa... Read More


Categories: Family News, Volunteer News

36 families from the Barwon, Hume and South West regions enjoyed a day of wet and wild fun at Geelong Adventure Park for the Very Special Kids Family Day.With the sun shining down kids swooped down water slides, dove into pools and had their faces painted, while parents r... Read More


Categories: Family News

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

12
Feb 2015

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