Meet Jenny, a Very Special Guardian

February 19, 2024

Jenny has been part of our very special community for decades.

As one of our visiting hospital volunteers, Jenny visits Very Special Kids families at The Royal Children’s Hospital, spending time with the children and supporting their families.

In 2014, Jenny won the City of Stonnington’s Citizen of the Year Award and in 2023, celebrated an incredible 25 years of volunteering with Very Special Kids, both in the hospital and at fundraising events.

Passionate supporters of Very Special Kids, Jenny and her husband, John, are also proud Very Special Guardians. Jenny shared,


“My husband and I sat down one evening to discuss whether we should add Very Special Kids to our Wills; we both quickly realised that it was basically a no-brainer.”  

“We’ve been very blessed with a house, two lovely children, our gorgeous grandchildren. We feel so fortunate, especially with our health. And the children at the hospice; they weren’t born with their health. But with a gift in our Wills, we knew for a fact that we could make their lives so much better, because I’ve seen the evidence for myself for over 25 years.”

So that’s why we became Very Special Guardians. And to those of you who are wondering whether to join us, I would say this: The staff are wonderful, the cause is beyond important, and the difference you’ll make for children and their families is clear to see.

To learn more about joining Jenny as a Very Special Guardian, please contact our Gift in Wills coordinator on 1800 888 875 or at