GeelongPort recently welcomed Adisa and Peggy from Very Special Kids to accept a donation of $2,500 towards a 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge fundraiser being held on May 25.
Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services. The children’s charity helps more than 900 families across Victoria who have a child with a life-threatening condition with ongoing support from diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement. Sadly, many of the children they care for do not reach adulthood.
The free-of-charge family support services include counselling, advocacy, sibling support, bereavement support, networking and peer activities, trained family volunteers and specialist care at the Very Special Kids Hospice. Each family is supported in unique and varying ways according to their personal needs.
The Very Special Kids Hospice is the only children’s hospice in Victoria where we offer families access to planned and emergency respite, as well as end-of-life care. The hospice provides 24-hour specialist nursing care in a warm and welcoming environment.