Did you know?
Australia is home to approximately 4.3 million children aged 14 or younger
An estimated 7% of these children had disability in 2009
A QUARTER OF A MILLION
More than a quarter of a million children had an intellectual sensory or speech disability
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.
Learning that your child needs access to a rare and often expensive piece of medical equipment or service can be a daunting experience.
Variety Heart Scholarships
The Variety Scholarships are awarded annually to recognise the inspirational talents of young Western Australians who are striving to overcome personal adversity.
Variety – the Children’s Charity provides wigs to kids who have lost their hair due to Alopecia or another medical condition such as cancer. Losing your hair can have profound psychological effects, particularly through childhood and adolescence.
Schools and organisations
Variety helps schools and organisations with things like all-ability playgrounds and sunshine coaches.
Variety 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.
Variety Youth Choir
Enriching the lives of choir members and audiences alike whilst showcasing some of the best young talent in Western Australia.
Variety Motor Mouth Camp
The Variety Motor Mouth Camp, is a four day, three night program for school aged children who have limited speech and rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aids to express themselves.