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In its third year running, The Pantry Party proved to be another thriving success raising $47,000 for Very Special Kids in support of the Piggy Bank Appeal.

It was an action-packed morning with a number of children’s activities, games, entertainment and special guests such as Matt Tilley as MC, Shane Crawford, Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird and a number of other celebrities and sporting stars.

Owner of The Pantry restaurant Guy Mainwaring and his family experienced first-hand the support offered by Very Special Kids, nursing his son Gus during a very difficult time.

Gus was diagnosed with Battens Disease when he was four years old. The disease affected both his mental and physical development as well as causing seizures.

Gus passed away a year later (2014) at Very Special Kids Hospice and since then the family have continued to be supported through Very Special Kids Bereavement Program as well as Sibling Support services for their ten-year-old daughter Lottie.

On behalf of the team at Very Special Kids, we would like to say a huge thank you to Guy and his family, all volunteers and everyone involved in making the Pantry Party such a fantastic morning.

If you would like to donate to the Piggy Bank Appeal text LOVE to 0455 021 021 or you can donate online.


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