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Supporting Very Special Kids this festive season

Christmas is just around the corner! Here are a few ways you can spread some festive cheer and support Very Special Kids at the same time.

Malvern Xmas Trees

The team from Malvern Xmas Trees are back this year, selling trees from the grounds of Very Special Kids and also a second site in South Yarra. Very Special Kids receives a percentage of every tree sold from both sites.

You can choose your tree in person 7 days a week until Wednesday 23 December or order online with delivery available. For opening hours and more details, please visit ww.malvernxmastrees.com.au.

NOTE – Christmas Trees have sold out! Many thanks to all who supported us by buying a tree this year!

Kurunjang Christmas Lights

For the third year, the Greenland family are hosting a spectacular light display, programmed and synchronised to Christmas music. The show will run for the following times (weather permitting):

  • 45pm to 10.30pm Sunday to Thursday nights
  • 45pm to 11pm Friday and Saturday nights
  • The show will run until 11.30pm every night for the last week leading up to Christmas Eve

You can visit the lights and make a donation at 14 Melrome Court, Kurunjang and keep up to date at https://www.facebook.com/melromcrtlightshow.

Dispense Australia

Dispense Australia create touchless soap and sanitiser dispensers that make cleaning hands faster, simpler and more hygienic. You can see how accessible their dispensers are here.

Dispense Australia are donating $3 from every Christmas Gift Pack sold to Very Special Kids right up to Christmas Day. Check out their collection at https://dispenseaustralia.com/.

Thank you to everyone supporting us this festive season!

Family Christmas Fun at Very Special Kids

Around 430 parents, siblings and children supported by Very Special Kids attended the Family Christmas Party  on Sunday 22 November for a day of family fun.

Soaring and tumbling on the Aero Bounce proved to be a highlight of the day, with children also enjoying the animal farm, craft activities, DJ workshops, a Liberty Swing, footy throws and face painting.

The arrival of Santa was highly anticipated and, on a firetruck provided by the Malvern East and Windsor Metropolitan Fire Brigade, certainly didn’t diasppoint. Families also had photos with Santa in the ‘Santa Cave’ and family portraits provided to families free of charge by Heartfelt Photography.

The annual Very Special Kids Family Christmas Party enables families of children with life-threatening conditions to come together in a safe and supportive environment.

The Family Christmas Party would not have been possible without the support of 42 of our dedicated team of trained volunteers. Special thanks also to the Malvern East and Windsor Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Heartfelt Photography for their ongoing support.

Very Special Kids Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas shopping is all wrapped up at the Very Special Kids Fair  on Saturday 21 November 9am to 3pm.

There’s something for everyone with homemade cakes and preserves, boutique wines, fresh flowers and plants, quality toys and baby goods and craft and home-wares at the Fair market.

Check out our Christmas Gift Guide below.

Download the Very Special Kids Christmas Gift Guide

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