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The Mummy Confidentials and Very Special Kids

Very Special Kids is thrilled to have the support of our Fashion Sale Ambassador Jess Dempsey. Jess is a fashion and lifestyle blogger, known for her fashion blog What Would Karl Do, and a mum of two boys. Another of her blogs,The Mummy Confidentials, is shared with her aunty Helen Ceravolo and chronicles both their lives as mums in Melbourne. Below Jess and Helen share why they support the Very Special Kids Fashion Sale.Originally published at The Mummy Confidentials.

As parents there are so many reasons that we worry for our children but the biggest worry is when our children are sick. Sometimes, when I hear my kids cough at night I say a little prayer that it’s not anything serious. My anxiety heightens and I get up to check the expiry on the Panadol. Pfft, I am so bloody lucky, my kids are generally very healthy. But imagine your child had a life-threatening condition? Actually, I don’t want to imagine but it’s a reality for many families. Very Special Kids is a children’s charity that supports children with life-threatening conditions and provides support to their families.

This year is the 30th Anniversary of Very Special Kids and The Mummy Confidentials is pleased to promote this wonderful charity and promote its wonderful services which include free-of-charge family support such as counselling, sibling support, bereavement support, networking and peer activities, trained family volunteers and more.

So how did this wonderful organisation come to be? Thirty years ago two families founded Very Special Kids after both losing children to leukaemia. After seeing other families going through similar experiences, they found a great need for more support. Now, there are 900 families who are supported and this is growing.

How can you show your support? That’s easy. Very Special Kids present their shopping spree at the Malvern Town Hall where 100% of the proceeds go to this charity. If you love a bargain (who doesn’t right?) then this is right up your alley. There will be some gorgeous fashion and this year some children’s clothing from Caprice Clothing, as you can see modelled in our photos, including those very cool licensed tees. The Fashion Sale is Friday 13th November 2015 5pm – 10pm . All clothing, jewellery and accessories are donated by Australian and European brands at up to 90% off the retail price. Entry is by gold coin donation. We really hope to see you there.