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15-year-old Alexander Macfarlaine from Mt Eliza loves the sunshine, walks around the peninsula and school. He also loves his family, parents Helen and Kevin and sister Evalouise (8).Alexander was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and an intellectual disability before h... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News

Eight Spring Racing Carnival jockeys and trainers have chosen Very Special Kids to be their charity in the Spring Racing Carnival Premierships.While competing for group titles and prize money at the 12 premier racedays, the jockeys and trainers will also be competing to win ... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News

80-year-old Dawn McKenzie has been volunteering with Very Special Kids for 20 years, and she\'s still going strong.Dawn first discovered Very Special Kids in 1995 when an advertisement calling for volunteers in her local community newspaper caught her eye.“I went alon... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News

Very Special Kids supports 46 families in the Hume region, and 900 across Victoria, that are caring for children with life-threatening conditions, by providing 24-hour nursing care at Very Special Kids Hospice and family support services. One of those families is the Hubbard fami... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News

Contradicting the natural cycle of life, the death of a child can be the most profound loss for a family. The recent Very Special Kids Bereaved Parent Weekend held at Amberley in Lower Plenty gave parents the opportunity to explore the impact of their child’s death in a safe an... Read More


Categories: Family News

Five giant piggy banks, 283 Commonwealth Banks, 60 volunteers and thousands of customers all over Victoria will be getting pretty in piggy pink on Friday 25 September to raise money for the Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal.As long-standing major partners of the Very Specia... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News

18 teenagers, who have siblings with life-threatening conditions, escaped the city to Mittagundi Outdoor Education Centre for a week of challenges and fun. We caught up with Very Special Kids Family Support Worker Jess Birnbaum to find out how it went.What happened on the c... Read More


Categories: Family News

Meet Bill Hearn, 68. Bill has been volunteering on the Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal for the past 17 years.Why do you continue to volunteer for the Piggy Bank Appeal? Not only is volunteering fun, but you are exposed to a very generous side of humanity. When you expla... Read More


Categories: Piggy Bank Appeal News, Volunteer News

Very Special Kids supports 42 families in Gippsland. One of those families is four-year-old Jakob Engley and mum Dani McLennan from Traralgon.Jakob has an undiagnosed genetic condition that affects his respiratory system, making it difficult for him to breathe and resulting i... Read More


Categories: Family News

A contingent of high-profile football personalities engaged in a humorous and sometimes fiery debate to raise more than $200,000 to care for children with life-threatening conditions.... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Piggy Bank Appeal News