Transdev Melbourne today announced a community partnership with Very Special Kids, a children’s charity which supports families across Victoria who have a child with a life-threatening condition.
The partnership aims to support the important work of Very Special Kids by raising awareness and funds among Transdev Melbourne’s staff and customers and coincides with the organisation’s biggest annual fundraiser the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge which has been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.
Very Special Kids currently helps approximately 900 families across Victoria who have a child with a life-threatening condition with free services including counselling, advocacy, sibling programs, bereavement support and specialist care at the Very Special Kids Hospice.
Loretta Lynch, Managing Director, Transdev Melbourne described the care and compassion of the Very Special Kids team as inspiring.
“The staff and volunteers at Very Special Kids provide incredible support to children and families that are living through traumatic experiences,” said Ms Lynch.
“We strongly believe in giving back to the communities in which we operate. We hope that our support will raise awareness and funds which will allow Very Special Kids to continue providing much needed hope and comfort for Victorian families who have a child with a life threatening condition.”
Michael Wasley, Chief Executive Officer, Very Special Kids said; “Very Special Kids is excited to have been offered this opportunity to partner with Transdev. As a small charity, which does such important work, we would love for all Victorians to know what we do, and this opportunity will help us with that.”
Transdev Melbourne’s support for Very Special Kids will include raising awareness and fundraising through Transdev bus advertising, digital billboards and ongoing coverage on Transdev’s social media channels and via staff events. Transdev Melbourne team members will also provide hands on support through volunteering.
Transdev Melbourne has kicked off the partnership by challenging staff to get moving in the virtual 24 Day Challenge. Participants are encouraged to be active for 30 minutes every day for 24 days in May while raising funds for children with life threatening conditions in need of 24 hour care.