Throughout May, Transdev Melbourne team members have been fundraising and working up a sweat as part of a new community partnership with Very Special Kids.
The announcement of the partnership coincides with Very Special Kids biggest annual fundraiser, the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge, which has been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.
Very Special Kids, is a children’s charity which supports families across Victoria who have a child with a life-threatening condition. The organisation currently helps approximately 900 families across Victoria 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.
If you would like to help Transdev support Very Special Kids, you can donate here.