Based in the suburb of Malvern (Melbourne) Very Special Kids is set up to support the families of children suffering from serious and/or terminal illnesses.

Among other services, Very Special Kids runs a specialised hospice to provide the parents respite from the constant and demanding care requirements required for these afflicted children.

Nearly 90% of Very Special Kids’ funding is acquired from fund-raising and charitable giving, not from government funding. On June 13th, Very Special Kids ran a Fashion Sale at the Malvern Town Hall.  For this sale, top Australian and European brands were on sale at up to 90% off the retail price.

Most of the items in the sale were kindly donated and included such brands as Anna Rita N, Alex Perry, David Lawrence, Fate, Jacqui E, JAG, Lee, Megan Park, Portmans, Pacific Brands, Sass and Trelise Copper. The sale was staffed by volunteer labour and achieved the fund-raising aim of $50,000 profit.

RRT was pleased to lend their support this event by providing a gourmet sandwich lunch for the 50 enthusiastic volunteers who were tending the store.  As they say, an army marches on its stomach and this was a great opportunity to help this army of volunteers on their way.

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