Very Special Kids plays an integral role in caring for Victorian children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services. 

Each year, it helps approximately 850 families across Victoria with ongoing support, from diagnosis through to recovery and bereavement. 

To further support families, the charity is also aiming to rebuild the hospice in Malvern by 2023.

The Lott is proud to continue its partnership with Very Special Kids. This is the second year we have contributed $100,000 to support its activities.

Very Special Kids Chief Executive Officer Michael Wasley said the organisation had spent more than three years researching how to build the world’s best hospice. 

“The new hospice will be world-class with state-of-the-art and best-practice clinical facilities to better support children of every age, size, nationality and functional capability,” he said.

“It will offer more specialised services for children as well as a semi-private space for adolescents to better respect their maturity and desire for independence. There will also be a dedicated area to allow for greater privacy and space to support a family’s final wishes for their child.” 

The Lott’s contributions to the community are not possible without our customers and retailers.  

To learn more about how Very Special Kids supports children and families, head to their website.