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It was footy madness for the boys that attended the Very Special Kids Mates Weekend in May.The weekend kicked off with a visit from musical legend Greg Champion who entertained the boys with footy songs while they prepared signs for the match they were going to that evening.... Read More


Categories: Hospice News

More than $600,000 was raised through the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge from 22 to 23 May. Thank you to all the incredible participants who helped to raise funds for children like Imyjen who stay at Very Special Kids Hospice.14 year old Imyjen Steele loves listening to music, r... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News

32 treadmills were kept in continuous motion for 24 hours from 22 to 23 May raising $629,000 for children in 24 hour care at Very Special Kids Hospice.1,118 participants including celebrities, AFL players, politicians, and people that have been touched by Very Special Kids, j... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News

A host of media personalities and AFL footballers will take part in Friday’s 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge, which aims to raise more than $500,000 for children in 24 hour care at Very Special Kids Hospice.As a media partner of the event, Channel Seven personalities will be ta... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News

Very Special Kids Hospice is one of a kind in Victoria, offering eight beds for respite and end-of-life care for children with life-threatening conditions, with nurses available 24 hours, and family accommodation on site.  At the helm of this operation is Hospice Manager Sue Kea... Read More


Categories: Hospice News, Very Special Kids News

Seven-year-old William Watson and five-year-old Hamish Waston have an extremely rare genetic condition. The brothers are two of only six cases in Australia and 60 reported cases worldwide.The condition, Adenylosuccinate Lyase (AdsL) Deficiency, has caused severe progressive n... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News

Very Special Kids Chief Medical Officer Dr Simon Cohen shares his thoughts on the need for more resources for paediatric palliative care. This opinion piece originally appeared in the Medical Observer.In the developed world, death in childhood is relatively uncommon, and when... Read More


Categories: Very Special Kids News

In the lead up to the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge from 22 to 23 May we interviewed Family Support Worker, Mei Goh about her work with Very Special Kids families and why the challenge is so importantQ: What do you do in your role at Very Special Kids? A: I work directly with ... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News, Hospice News

Very Special Kids celebrated the opening of its renovated family accommodation, and the success of the Chain Reaction Challenge Victorian riders, at a special event in one of the new family apartments.The event was attended by riders from the Victorian chapter of the corporat... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News

When Belinda and Craig Mullans’ first child was born, they had a picture in their mind about what life would be like with their baby boy. However, it didn’t turn out as planned.“My first Mother’s Day was not at all like I expected it would be. Jack was only three week... Read More


Categories: Fundraising News