Summer festival fun at Very Special Kids

Summer festival fun was on the cards as 25 adolescent siblings caught some sun at the Very Special Kids Adolescent Siblings Day on Thursday 21 January.

Grooving to tunes pumped out by DJ BennyB, those in attendance whooshed along the water slide, posed for summer-themed happy-snaps in the photo booth, and chilled out in inflatable pools and deckchairs. Delicious burgers and crispy chips were on the menu for lunch, with a decadent pool-themed cake for dessert.

The highlight of the day was undoubtedly slipping and sliding down the water slide to music, with Justin Bieber playing on high rotation.

Adolescent Sibling Days give high-school aged siblings of children with life-threatening conditions opportunities to connect with others experiencing similar circumstances, make new friends and have fun in a safe and supportive environment. The Adolescent Sibling Camp will be held in March, and will again provide adolescent siblings with such opportunities.

Very Special Kids would like to thank Grill’d Malvern, who donated burgers and chips for everyone; Cake Angels, who make all cakes for Sibling Days free-of-charge; and DJ BennyB, who generously gave his time as well as providing the photo booth and bubble machine.

Special thanks also to the team of six dedicated and trained volunteers who generously gave their time to help at the Adolescent Sibling Day.