Family Fun in the Hume region

Although Very Special Kids Hospice is located in Malvern, it is committed to providing family support across Victoria through offices in several regional areas, with Family Support Practitioners.

The Family Support Team work closely with families to understand their needs and offer appropriate support, such as counselling and advocacy.

Last weekend a Ten Pin Bowls Family Day was hosted in the Hume region, thanks to our Family Support Practitioner Jenni Coldwell.

Seven families attended the event in total and all participants reported a great fun day with one mum sending an email the next day with the following:

 “Hi Jenni, I just wanted to thank you very much for organising the day yesterday. Our family had a lovely afternoon and it was great to see some of the other families there too. We really appreciate the time and thought you contribute and the effort of organising these events. As the boys went to bed last night, Harry asked if he could raise some money for Very Special Kids… hopefully we’ll come up with some ideas and be able to give back in some way.”

The assistance of link volunteer Kirstin Street, her partner Harley and event volunteer Ian Coldwell ensured the smooth running of the event. Having Kirstin, Harley and Ian there made an enormous difference to families and their hard work on the day contributed to the success of the event.

Thanks to the team at Shepparton Ten Pin Bowls Centre and manager Melissa Thomson for making it all possible.

In addition to supporting families on an individual basis, team members in regional offices coordinate local programs and events like this regularly. This provides families with the opportunity to meet each other, share information and experiences and enjoy some time out together.

To find out more about our regional services click here.

Koch Family Shari and boys 2 The Morton Family 2 Tom and Dad