Koala Kids and Very Special Kids (VSK) are collaborating in support of families with children with life-threatening illnesses.

Usually, families are able to access planned and emergency respite in the Malvern facility, as well as end-of-life care. Unfortunately, however, due to the restrictions and threat of infection, Very Special Kids has been closed since the lockdown commenced, only opening in extreme circumstances for families in desperate need.  Each time it has opened Koala Kids has provided families and staff with special treats and experiences.

We worked with the VSK team in support of a family who chose to spend their 17-year-old daughter’s end of life leading up to Easter.  We sent Lindt Easter bunnies and with a special dinner for the extended family for nearby Rossini.

When we heard that Cassandra (aka CJ) was having a mermaid party to mark her eight-month milestone we loved sourcing party supplies fit for a mermaid princess!

As well as fairy bread, party pies and sausage rolls, balloons and party plates and cups, we arranged a live stream singing mermaid from Carnival for Kids, mermaid cupcakes and a chocolate mermaid smash cake!

Thank you to everyone who pitched in for CJ and her family

Photography and video: Dan Lawson Prop and Pose Co.

Mermaid smash cake: Smashed Pinata Cakes

Balloons and partyware: Big W South Yarra

Virtual children’s entertainment: Carnival for Kids

Mermaid cupcakes: Little Cupcakes

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