Very Special Kids Treadmill Event

Very Special Kids is a charity based in Malvern, Victoria. The charity cares for children with life threatening conditions. Every year more than 800 families across Victoria who have a child with life threatening conditions depend upon the free-of-charge family support, counselling, networking and specialist care offered by Very Special Kids. Very Special Kids also has the only children’s hospice in Victoria, offering access to planned and emergency respite, as well as end-of-life care. The hospice provides 24-hour specialist nursing care in a warm and welcoming environment.

Participants on the treadmills

Participants on the treadmills

Very Special Kids relies upon community support and generosity to provide the $6.5 million required each year to keep this fantastic organisation working.  To this end a calendar of fundraising events is arranged and the VSK Treadmill event is but one of these. The Treadmill Event is held to raise money for resources to improve the lives of children in 24 hour care.  1,118 participants, including celebrities, AFL players, politicians, and people who have personal reasons for supporting the cause of Very Special Kids, joined forces to keep 32 treadmills in continuous motion for 24 hours from 22nd till 23rd May 2015.

People continued to run throughout the night

People continued to run throughout the night

Children entertaining the attendees, while a screen followed participants on the treadmills

Children entertaining the attendees, while a screen followed participants on the treadmills

This incredible effort resulted in more than $610,000 being raised for this very worthy cause.

Some of the gourmet sandwiches

Some of the gourmet sandwiches

The RRT was very proud to support this event. RRT Volunteers commenced sandwich making at 5:00am, delivering gourmet sandwiches for lunch and then dinner for participating teams on 22nd May.  The RRT enjoyed the chance to practically support the Very Special Kids project.  The service that they provide to families suffering the pressure of seriously unwell children is very valued.  We are looking forward to assisting at the Very Special Kids Piggy Bank event in September.

Delivering sandwiches to the event organisers

Delivering sandwiches to the event organisers

See you there!!

3 thoughts on “Very Special Kids Treadmill Event”

  1. burger lover says:

    WOW! gr8 work! 😀

  2. friends from Feilding says:

    a great idea is sandwiches + praise be to all the preparers. love to see the smile on peoples faces enjoying them!

  3. who says:

    RRT again on the scene !!!
    What a good job you’ve been doing for a such worthy cause…
    Always there to help in an unselfish way !!
    See you next time !!

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