Did you know?

4.3 MILLION

Australia is home to approximately 4.3 million children aged 14 or younger

7%

An estimated 7% of these children had a disability in 2009

A QUARTER OF A MILLION

More than a quarter of a million children had an intellectual sensory or speech disability

REMOTE AREAS

Children in remote areas are much more likely to be hospitalised than in urban or regional areas

For Families of children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs, finding support can be a challenge. Each year, thousands of these children and their families turn to Variety for support when they need it most. If you or someone you know is struggling to cope, Variety is here for you.

How we help

Vision For Life

Vision For Life

Variety’s Vision for Life places the best physicians in any hospital, even in the most remote locations, at any time, through high definition telemedicine video conferencing equipment.
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Future Kids

Future Kids

Having the chance to make the most of an education is the bridge to a brighter future.

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Freedom Kids

Freedom Kids

For many children, moving and communicating better means greater independence, freedom and self-esteem.

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Caring For Kids

Caring For Kids

Learning that your child needs access to a rare and often expensive piece of medical equipment or service can be a daunting experience.

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Rare diseases

Rare diseases

The Variety Smile Program offers financial and practical help to children affected by a rare disease or condition. It also facilitates access to information, resources and services for the families and carers of children affected by a rare disease or condition.

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Wigs

Wigs

By granting specialised wigs, Variety aims to instil a sense of confidence and self-esteem for kids who have lost their hair due to a medical condition, like alopecia or cancer.

 

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Schools and organisations

Schools and organisations

Variety helps schools and organisations with things like all-ability playgrounds, Liberty swings (modified for special needs), and sunshine coaches

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Liberty Swings

Liberty Swings

Liberty Swings allow children in wheelchairs or afflicted by a physical impairment the chance to enjoy the joy of swinging.

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Sunshine Coaches

Sunshine Coaches

Variety Sunshine Coaches provide transport to organisations that cater for children with physical disability, regional or social disadvantage, to enable them to access the community and to experience a range of special programs and activities.

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Scholarships

Scholarships

Variety’s Scholarship Program provides scholarships for children with an existing talent, who are disadvantaged or living with a disability, to achieve their full potential and to follow their dreams.

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