I am thrilled to say that commencing with the upcoming event at the Malvern Town Hall, Magnolia Square will be raising funds and awareness for VERY SPECIAL KIDS.
Very Special Kids is a not for profit organisation whose purpose is to support families throughtout their experience of caring for children with life threatening illnesses, from diagnosis through to recovery or bereavement. They are currently supporting more than 800 families across Victoria.
Today I met with Yvonne Flynn, the Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager at Very Special Kids House in Glenferrie Rd Malvern. I learnt about the origins of VSK (it was started by 2 families in 1984 who were both going through the trauma of their children dying) and had the special priviledge of meeting some of the dear little children who are currently staying in the house; it was a very moving experience to say the least.
These gigantic piggy banks, all with their own names and personalities are the iconic symbol of Very Special Kids and we are hoping to "park a pig" smack bang outside the Malvern Town Hall. We will be raising funds through a piggy bank on our reception desk as you enter the event and also selling raffle tickets for a BUMPER sized hamper made up of all sorts of Magnolia Square goodies!!! We would LOVE your support in raising funds for this wonderful cause.