‘Tis the season to support Very Special Kids

The holiday season is just around the corner and our very special community is hosting an array of festive fundraising activities! Here are a few ways you can support Very Special Kids this Christmas:

December 12, 2023

Purchase a Petstock Christmas bauble

This festive season, the Petstock Foundation is taking action to inspire magic for children in need. You can support The Christmas Project by purchasing a Christmas bauble decoration in store or online.

All funds from bauble purchases will go far to help take the pressure off families and make Christmas feel special for children in need. Donations can also be made at local Petstock stores or online.

Very special children Breana and Marley feature in Petstock’s video that you can watch below.

Very Special Christmas lights

We are thrilled to have some very festive friends raising funds for Very Special Kids through their Christmas light displays. For location details and to support, please click here. 

Two long term supporters of Very Special Kids are also returning with their spectacular displays this Christmas. 

Melrome Court Kurunjang Christmas Lights

Brett and his family have raised thousands for Very Special Kids over the years through their showstopping display. This year, they are aiming to add another $5,000 to the tally, in memory of Jonah who tragically died just 90 minutes after birth. 

The light show launched on Saturday 9 December and will run until Sunday 24 December in Melrome Court, Kuranjang. For more information and to keep up to date, click here. 

Rob and Leonie’s Christmas Lights

Returning for their last hurrah, Rob and Leonie’s Christmas Lights are much loved by the Beaumaris community. Their entire front yard is converted into a Christmas wonderland and Rob and Leonie are aiming to raise $7,000 for Very Special Kids this year.

You can visit every night from 8.30pm until Christmas Eve at 151 Dalgetty Rd, Beaumaris. For more information and to keep up to date, click here. 

Support our Christmas Appeal

This Christmas, we have the joy of sharing four-year-old Josiah’s story. Josiah was born with a hole in his heart and a life-limiting neurometabolic condition. For Josiah’s mum Ruth and his dad Travis, every single day has come with unwavering hope for his survival.


Thankfully, things became a little easier from the moment they connected with Very Special Kids. Ruth shared,  


“It takes a big load off our shoulders to have the peace of mind that Josiah is being looked after at the hospice.
Having a child with a life-limiting condition means my mind’s racing. My heart’s racing. There’s so much stress that when I finally get to stop, it’s like, ‘Oh, is this what relaxing feels like?” 


You can support our Christmas Appeal and read Josiah’s full story here.

Malvern Xmas Trees – SOLD OUT!

Malvern Xmas Trees are selling beautiful fresh Christmas trees again this year, and donating a portion of each sale to Very Special Kids.

You can order online and arrange delivery or choose your tree in person at Very Special Kids, 321 Glenferrie Road, Malvern:

  • Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 5pm