Last weekend in partnership with Very Special Kids, our volunteers ran another Very Special Kids Family Camp @ Somers, which saw around 150 volunteers lead a program for Families impacted by a child living with a life-threatening illness. Supported by the Very Special Kids Foundation, we have run this program as a regular event for many years.
This twice-yearly weekend program gives children living with life threatening illnesses, and their families, a weekend away. Kids get an opportunity to just be kids while their parents and carers are connected to others in similar situations and also enjoy the opportunity for respite.
The program is funded through social enterprise efforts with some further generous contribution from the Gorman foundation.