Jase & PJ have come to the rescue of a Melbourne family for a Feel Good Christmas thanks to the generosity of KIIS 101.1 listeners and businesses.
This morning the ‘Jones’ family was surprised with over $100,000 in cash, services and gifts, including a fully furnished house.
Jase & PJ heard about how the family have been doing it very tough throughout 2020 with the family of five – Brooke (Mum), Shane (Dad) and three children (Charlee 21, Hunter 18 and Max 12) having faced many challenges in recent years.
Shane was badly injured in a brutal unprovoked attack which left him unable to work and with some ongoing health issues including PTSD and Brooke works full time as a teacher as well as caring for her husband and children.
But what really made this year hard for the family, was that earlier this year their eldest daughter, Charlee, was diagnosed with cancer and has had to move back home from university for treatment which has left mum and dad sleeping in the loungeroom.
Jase told the family, “We’ve never seen generosity so quickly in our life. When we introduced you guys to Melbourne, people just wanted to help”
PJ added, “Everyone’s had a hard year this year. But hearing your story, on top of everything that’s gone on, moved a lot of people and they wanted to give what they could.”
And there was still more to come.
After hearing Charlee had to postpone her wedding to her fiancé Luke, Jase & PJ’s listeners and businesses were quick to come to the rescue, donating everything from wedding dress hire through to a music, alcohol, a wedding planner, and hair for the bridal party and $10,000 for a honeymoon or to help set up their home.
An overwhelmed, crying Charlee, who was in hospital for the start of her chemo treatment, said, “I don’t know how to thank everyone… It’s insane, thank you so much. I really, really appreciate it. It’s what I need.”
Jase & PJ’s Feel Good Christmas was made possible thanks to the generosity of Melbourne listeners, small business owners and partners including Spotlight, Fantastic Furniture, Coles, Optus, and Energy Australia.