Mix 102.3 breakfast presenters Jodie Oddy and Mark “Soda” Soderstrom teamed up with Seven’s House Rules stars Jessica Dover and Jared Petrenko last week for a special Jodie & Soda’s Rescue campaign to renovate four apartments for the Childhood Cancer Association in just over 48 hours.
This follows on from the radio station’s last Jodie & Soda’s Rescue campaign success in February 2018, where the presenters rallied the Adelaide community to Make Alex’s Day. In the recent campaign, the breakfast show got behind the 400 families supported by the Childhood Cancer Association by renewing their run-down housing accommodation.
The task involved 110 volunteers and more than $271,000 worth of donations.
There were plenty of stars pitching in too including the Adelaide Crows’ Tom Lynch and Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall.
On the morning of Friday May 25 Marshall came into the Mix 102.3 studio with Oddy and Soderstrom to announce a $5,000 donation for the cause and a five-year lease extension so the Childhood Cancer Association could continue its work helping families who are undergoing treatment.
Emulating the format of a House Rules renovation, the Adelaide breakfast presenters threw the challenge to Dover, Petrenko and the Adelaide community to create four homes with the following guidelines: vibrant and bright, family-friendly, kid-resistant with a touch of fun, inclusive and stylish, and a retreat away from home.
The challenge began on Wednesday May 23 and was completed on Friday May 25.