A girls weekend to remember

Mates Weekends are a great chance for very special teens to create meaningful friendships, hang out, and feel like regular kids with normal lives. Recently five very special teens were given the ultimate star treatment at our Very Special Kids girls weekend.

The weekend kicked off with Friday night karaoke fun at the hospice. The girls enjoyed singing, dancing and making their own music video clips to their favourite songs.

On Saturday the girls glammed up and were treated to makeovers before heading into the city to ride on The Melbourne Star which proved to be the highlight of the weekend. Thanks to Grill’d Malvern for the delicious burgers!

15-year-old Jasmine said “the best thing about the weekend was getting to hang out with all the girls as we only see each once or twice a year, and doing really fun things we wouldn’t normally do.”

The girls who attended, despite having physical challenges still have very high cognitive ability. They are able to relate, and share their feelings with one another, without the fear of judgement or misunderstanding. It’s the perfect setting to forget their worries and just enjoy a fun-filled weekend.

Help us support Mates Weekends:

Very Special Kids are proud to be one of three chosen beneficiaries involved in the Upstream Challenge – a 50km or 20k walk along the Yarra river trail on Saturday 5 November.

When you join our Very Special Kids team, all money raised goes towards funding our Mates Weekends program supporting children with life threatening conditions.

Register now!