Our partnership with Very Special Kids

In 2014, CMC created a two-year partnership with charity, Very Special Kids to raise awareness and funds for their cause. Very Special Kids supports families of children with life threatening conditions.

Throughout 2014, CMC held a number of fundraising events including a CMC 20th Anniversary charity gala in partnership with Very Special Kids (VSK).

During 2014, CMC raised over $100,000 for the charity. This was achieved through the charity gala, CMC’s Fundraising Café where staff are treated to a barista and chef with all funds raised going to VSK.

CMC has also committed staff to volunteer through its Employee Volunteer Program to assist with various VSK initiated fundraising events throughout the calendar year.

This is the first time CMC has formally aligned itself with a children’s charity and we are very excited about a  long-term partnership with Very Special kids who provide amazing support to families in need.

Very Special Kids is a unique organisation that supports families throughout their experience of caring for children with life-threatening conditions, from diagnosis through to recovery or bereavement.

The services are offered free of charge by a team of professional family support workers and hospice staff, who have backgrounds in social work, psychology, family therapy and nursing. These staff are supported by trained family volunteers.

The organisation has operated Very Special Kids House since 1996, Australia’s first and Victoria’s only children’s hospice, providing planned and emergency respite and end-of-life care.