Jackie O surprises a struggling Sydney mum who couldn’t afford childcare

The Kyle and Jackie O Show is celebrating 20 years on air by giving some lucky Sydneysiders the chance to double their salary.

But one struggling mum got the shock of her life on Tuesday when she received a generous gift courtesy of Jackie ‘O’ Henderson herself.

Jackie had the listener’s story of being unable to afford childcare and was so moved that she decided to give her an extra $3,000.

Giving back: A struggling Sydney mum got the shock of her life on Tuesday when she received a knock at the door by none other than Jackie'O' Henderson (left, with Kyle Sandilands)

Giving back: A struggling Sydney mum got the shock of her life on Tuesday when she received a knock at the door by none other than Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (left, with Kyle Sandilands)

The woman had previously registered online for the ‘double your salary’ giveaway, and called KIIS 106.5’s daytime announcer, Gordie Waters, after hearing her name on the radio.

When Gordie revealed they would be doubling her salary for that day, she broke down in tears as she explained why the money meant so much to her family.

‘I have to bring my baby to work with me so I can actually afford to pay bills and not childcare,’ she said.

Helping hand: Jackie O surprised a struggling Sydney Mum by calling her after hearing her on the radio to give to give her a life-changing $3000

Helping hand: Jackie O surprised a struggling Sydney Mum by calling her after hearing her on the radio to give to give her a life-changing $3000

After she’d finished sharing her story on the air, Gordie surprised her by saying there was someone else on the phone who wanted to chat.

‘Hi, it’s Jackie O,’ said the radio host.

‘I was listening to your call and obviously you’re struggling a little bit with finances. I just wanted to give you an extra $3,000 to maybe help out a little more.

‘It sounded like you just needed some help, so I hope that takes the pressure off.’

While she doesn’t have money troubles, Jackie has had her own struggles in life.

She revealed in 2018 that she’d split from her husband, Lee Henderson, after 18 years together.

The couple had previously struggled to conceive their daughter Kitty, now nine, and had turned to IVF in 2010.

Single mum: Jackie has known her own struggles, becoming a single Mum to daughter Kitty, nine, in 2018 after splitting with husband Lee Henderson and using IVF to conceive

Single mum: Jackie has known her own struggles, becoming a single Mum to daughter Kitty, nine, in 2018 after splitting with husband Lee Henderson and using IVF to conceive

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