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Just over two years ago The Lock-up relaunched as a contemporary art space dedicated to bringing incredible cultural experiences to Hunter Region audiences. We’ve showcased amazing works by local, national and international creatives, inspired imaginations, challenged perceptions, supported Newcastle’s creative community and welcomed over 30,000 people through the doors. We’ve firmly planted ourselves on the national arts stage, a little arts org punching well above our weight… And now we are asking for your support… 11 of Australia’s best artists have generously donated artworks to help ensure that The Lock-Up continues to deliver a radical, interesting, experimental artistic program for many years to come so we can building on our successes and continuing to push the boundaries of contemporary art right here in Newcastle. So check out our MAYHEM & MADNESS ART AUCTION and dig deep knowing that you are supporting a small not-for-profit arts organisation and that you might just win yourself a masterpiece. Online bids will close on 29 April at 7pm. Final bidders that are present at the MAYHEM & MADNESS BALL on this night will have the last chance to nab the artwork. If you would like to also grab yourself a ticket to the ball, head to http://www.thelockup.org.au/whats-on/mayhem-and-madness-ball HAPPY BIDDING! Love The Lock-Up x
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Nikki Crabtree
1 month ago

What part of the US is the hospital that will take lil Charlie? I live in KC & would be willing to let Charlie's parents stay at my home for free. There's another little boy from England in KC right now getting treatment for his cancer.

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Fran Scott
2 months ago

The lovely Kingston & Richmond Special Educational Needs Teams had a whip round for my 50th birthday and I could think of no better way to use this than to donate it towards gorgeous Charlie's fund. They knew what I wanted to do with my collection so they all dug a little deeper for this very special little boy. Thrilled to see I have just nudged the total over the £30,000 mark. Love as always to you all xxx #charliesfight

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Diane Neuman
1 month ago

This story is near and dear to me. Our daughter has a Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome, gene unknown. She wasn't as sick as this sweet angel but to hear Drs. make statements about his prognosis is insane. IT is very common in all mitochondrial diseases to have long periods of instability and then they can stabilize. Infancy, toddler and the teen years are the hardest as they use so much energy growing. Our daughter got worse in her teen years but we found ways to save her energy and keep her as healthy and possible and she is now 21. Every human deserves the chance to live. No Dr should be allowed to decide. Hope he makes it to the states, it is up to Charlie not the Drs. For what it is worth, our daughter struggled with energy and illness more then pain.

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Odaliz Vega
2 months ago

Im so sorry that you are going through this with your little boy. My boyfriend and i were in the same situation with our daughter Leilani she was also born with mitochondrial disorder on new years day she had a cold and she was so weak she couldnt fight it anymore we were in st Christopher's hospital in philly and on January 14th 2017 our baby girl passed away we didnt have the money to travel out the country but we know shes in a better place now and we pray that you get the money you need so your little boy can survive i will keep u in my prayers ☝

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Jade Hennessy
2 months ago

kristen Mcgee the date 04/08/16 is 4th August 2016, we write day,month,year in england x also this is not a scam i am friends with his mother and this little boy is all real, his illness is all real too and he needs our support to help him get treatment. Over here if a dr says we wont do anything more as they dont provide the treatment here in England and the parents have found a treatment in america so wont just let there child die without a fight the medical experts as they all themselves like to take it into there own hands and take the parents to court to get an outsider(judge) to decide the fate of a child that they have never met nor had any background on the illness or anything other then what is presented to them that day.. if you dont wish to donate or share that's fine but please for charlies family and friends take the negativity elsewhere, we are all fighting to help charlie . Hope that explains what you wanted to know x

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Liza Evans
2 months ago

To Kristen McGee Charlie was born on 4th August 2016. In the UK we write that as 4/8/16 whereas in the US you put 8/4/16. The NHS fund our medical treatment in the UK and yes, they do go to court for permission to withdraw treatment. This is not a scam and I hope that people are not deterred from donating by the suggestion that it is!

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Susan Owen Bates
26 days ago

I'm from the charity Balls To Cancer, when Charlie has had his treatment and feeling up to it, we would love to offer you a break at our Haven, Burnham on Sea caravan

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Jennifer 'Effy' Turton
1 month ago

Kristen McGee - I'd do my research before starting to call a mother who is going through he worst kind of hell a scammer, and suggesting that she would make up the fact her son might die to get some money. One Google search was all it would have taken for you to find out the different ways to write the date (first grade), and about UK legislation. If your post causes even one person not to read properly and thus not donate, the repercussions of that are huge in terms of the people they could have shared it with and so forth, so I hope next time you think before you jump the gun to get yourself some attention for being 'the one that spotted the mistake'. CSI you will never be.

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Glenda Higgins Mayo
1 month ago

something to think about : have his dr or you contact the Alfred I. DuPont childrens hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. u.s.a. it is on 1600 rockland road. state of the art hospital. they will accept any child under the age of 21 regardless of their ability to pay if the child can benefit mankind from their treatments, prayers they have seen a case like Charlies. when my daughter was there from may -sept. i was never sent a bill and i had room and board and food. they were wonderful. she was dependent on a ventilator, could not walk,talk or breathe on her own. she could do all of that when we left in sept. i saw children from all over the world there during our stay. i was there 24/7 with her. she was 3 at the time and she is fixing to turn 34 in april. drs here in chattanooga tn. wanted to turn off her vent the 11 th day. she was in Chattanooga childrens hospital from nov-may and then onto Delaware. thank God one of her drs knew of A.I.D.I. a private company donated round trip to us on their private jet. as soon as we arrived the drs and nurses immediately knew what was wrong with her and started treatment. we Pray for Charlie and you all. Prayers money will be raised for this precious child in the Lords name i Pray.

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Emma Chadwick
1 month ago

My 5 year old son is doing Stafford fun run with his daddy on 19th march to raise funds to help Charlie. Good luck xx

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Felicity A. Wright
1 month ago

I have a rare, muscle wasting disorder caused by my parents both carrying the faulty gene. I use a ventilator. I was diagnosed at Great Ormond Street Hospital when I was two years old. They told my parents that I wouldn't live beyond the age of three. I am now 51. Sometimes, doctors truly disgust me! Good luck, Charlie, you beautiful little lad! xx

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Kate Davey
1 month ago

To those individuals leaving comments on this thread in regards to Charlie's condition being caused by Vaccines: 1. You are 100% incorrect. You are posting false information on a fundraising page for a chronically ill little boy which his parents can read. You are disgusting individuals and dense as mud. To try to further your dangerous anti-vax campaign by guilting these parents is abhorrent and you are the worst kind of humans. Go and READ properly please, you have been lied to. To the parents: I am so sorry, I will be donating shortly and i wish you and little Charlie the best of luck in his goals and treatments.

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Jean Watson
2 months ago

The doctor's told my son to have his little daughter's life support taken of, but we as a family said a very stern NO. Like you for eight longs months we sat by her side praying and hoping for her to breath, she did, thank God. She lost her battle for life at the age of three, but they were such wonderful years and she was so very loved, and is loved still. I only hope God looks down on you and your little boy, I will hold him in my prayers. God bless you all.

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Elizabeth Collins
1 month ago

Please, please!! Anyone who lives in the US : read the comments from the folks in the UK regarding socialized medicine's role in determining the value of little Charlie's life, then get on your knees and say a prayer of gratitude for the blessing that in our country we dodged a big bullet in the last election because we very easily could have wound up with the same in our country. And please, everyone share this with everyone you know, and let's get Charlie over here as quickly as possible!! His life has value, and he needs ALL of us to fight on his behalf for it. Prayers ascending, little man....

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Brit Nicole
2 months ago

I want to donate so bad but I don't even have a credit card yet :( I really hope the best for you. All i can offer is to share this on Facebook!

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Emma Stickland
2 months ago

Kristen mcgee this is not scan I have been friends with Charlie's mum since nursery and we went through our pregnancies together. In England if doctors want to turn life support off they apply to court. There is a baby in USA with same problems the doctors did what parents wanted because of medical insurance but in uk we are nhs which means we don't get alot of say. Hence the reason we need to get him to USA for this treatment as the doctor who has this treatment lives in USA. Doctors here was in agreement to give to Charlie but now saying no even though they have said it may work. To anyone doubting look up the facts first.

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Fran Scott
2 months ago

Well said Jade......seriously Kirsten. You might consider checking the facts before posting idiotic comments about a very, very sick little boy and his parents desperate fight to try and raise money saving his life. I worked with his daddy and he and his partner are doing what any other parent would do in this situation so do us all a favour and keep your negative comments to yourself. #charliesfight

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Debi Litvak Rodden
2 months ago

Kristin I am the 1st cousin of the mother of Charlie. We live in Huntington Beach Ca. This is not a scam! We are trying to pass the word through social media to do whatever it takes to raise enough money to give Charlie a chance to get the medical care he needs.

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Emma Stickland
2 months ago

Two weeks after I found out I was pregnant I knew by subtle changes Connie was too we went through our pregnancies together making plans for our little men and how they would be childhood friends like us. The thought of Charlie not making it is too much to bare. He is such a wonderful baby with the most beautiful smile. Please donate so we can see him smiling again xx

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Kristen McGee
2 months ago

Thanks so much for the explanation guys! So sorry for the confusion.

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$ of $12000

KB
£5
Kout Brahim
16 hours ago
£10
Anonymous
1 day ago
£5
Anonymous
1 day ago
TH
£30
Tracy Hayhurst
1 day ago

I've been donating money from anything that sold from my house clearance, the last thing sold today and the very kind lady added a £15 donation on top of what she bought! X

AB
£50
Adnan Baig
1 day ago
FS
£5
Fiona Sivewright
2 days ago
LG
£20
lesley grieve
2 days ago
KD
£10
Kyley Dodd
2 days ago

Remain strong, our thoughts are with you all.

Nikki Crabtree
1 month ago

What part of the US is the hospital that will take lil Charlie? I live in KC & would be willing to let Charlie's parents stay at my home for free. There's another little boy from England in KC right now getting treatment for his cancer.

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Fran Scott
2 months ago

The lovely Kingston & Richmond Special Educational Needs Teams had a whip round for my 50th birthday and I could think of no better way to use this than to donate it towards gorgeous Charlie's fund. They knew what I wanted to do with my collection so they all dug a little deeper for this very special little boy. Thrilled to see I have just nudged the total over the £30,000 mark. Love as always to you all xxx #charliesfight

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Diane Neuman
1 month ago

This story is near and dear to me. Our daughter has a Mitochondrial Depletion Syndrome, gene unknown. She wasn't as sick as this sweet angel but to hear Drs. make statements about his prognosis is insane. IT is very common in all mitochondrial diseases to have long periods of instability and then they can stabilize. Infancy, toddler and the teen years are the hardest as they use so much energy growing. Our daughter got worse in her teen years but we found ways to save her energy and keep her as healthy and possible and she is now 21. Every human deserves the chance to live. No Dr should be allowed to decide. Hope he makes it to the states, it is up to Charlie not the Drs. For what it is worth, our daughter struggled with energy and illness more then pain.

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Odaliz Vega
2 months ago

Im so sorry that you are going through this with your little boy. My boyfriend and i were in the same situation with our daughter Leilani she was also born with mitochondrial disorder on new years day she had a cold and she was so weak she couldnt fight it anymore we were in st Christopher's hospital in philly and on January 14th 2017 our baby girl passed away we didnt have the money to travel out the country but we know shes in a better place now and we pray that you get the money you need so your little boy can survive i will keep u in my prayers ☝

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Jade Hennessy
2 months ago

kristen Mcgee the date 04/08/16 is 4th August 2016, we write day,month,year in england x also this is not a scam i am friends with his mother and this little boy is all real, his illness is all real too and he needs our support to help him get treatment. Over here if a dr says we wont do anything more as they dont provide the treatment here in England and the parents have found a treatment in america so wont just let there child die without a fight the medical experts as they all themselves like to take it into there own hands and take the parents to court to get an outsider(judge) to decide the fate of a child that they have never met nor had any background on the illness or anything other then what is presented to them that day.. if you dont wish to donate or share that's fine but please for charlies family and friends take the negativity elsewhere, we are all fighting to help charlie . Hope that explains what you wanted to know x

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Liza Evans
2 months ago

To Kristen McGee Charlie was born on 4th August 2016. In the UK we write that as 4/8/16 whereas in the US you put 8/4/16. The NHS fund our medical treatment in the UK and yes, they do go to court for permission to withdraw treatment. This is not a scam and I hope that people are not deterred from donating by the suggestion that it is!

+ Read More
Susan Owen Bates
26 days ago

I'm from the charity Balls To Cancer, when Charlie has had his treatment and feeling up to it, we would love to offer you a break at our Haven, Burnham on Sea caravan

+ Read More
Jennifer 'Effy' Turton
1 month ago

Kristen McGee - I'd do my research before starting to call a mother who is going through he worst kind of hell a scammer, and suggesting that she would make up the fact her son might die to get some money. One Google search was all it would have taken for you to find out the different ways to write the date (first grade), and about UK legislation. If your post causes even one person not to read properly and thus not donate, the repercussions of that are huge in terms of the people they could have shared it with and so forth, so I hope next time you think before you jump the gun to get yourself some attention for being 'the one that spotted the mistake'. CSI you will never be.

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Glenda Higgins Mayo
1 month ago

something to think about : have his dr or you contact the Alfred I. DuPont childrens hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. u.s.a. it is on 1600 rockland road. state of the art hospital. they will accept any child under the age of 21 regardless of their ability to pay if the child can benefit mankind from their treatments, prayers they have seen a case like Charlies. when my daughter was there from may -sept. i was never sent a bill and i had room and board and food. they were wonderful. she was dependent on a ventilator, could not walk,talk or breathe on her own. she could do all of that when we left in sept. i saw children from all over the world there during our stay. i was there 24/7 with her. she was 3 at the time and she is fixing to turn 34 in april. drs here in chattanooga tn. wanted to turn off her vent the 11 th day. she was in Chattanooga childrens hospital from nov-may and then onto Delaware. thank God one of her drs knew of A.I.D.I. a private company donated round trip to us on their private jet. as soon as we arrived the drs and nurses immediately knew what was wrong with her and started treatment. we Pray for Charlie and you all. Prayers money will be raised for this precious child in the Lords name i Pray.

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Emma Chadwick
1 month ago

My 5 year old son is doing Stafford fun run with his daddy on 19th march to raise funds to help Charlie. Good luck xx

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Felicity A. Wright
1 month ago

I have a rare, muscle wasting disorder caused by my parents both carrying the faulty gene. I use a ventilator. I was diagnosed at Great Ormond Street Hospital when I was two years old. They told my parents that I wouldn't live beyond the age of three. I am now 51. Sometimes, doctors truly disgust me! Good luck, Charlie, you beautiful little lad! xx

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Kate Davey
1 month ago

To those individuals leaving comments on this thread in regards to Charlie's condition being caused by Vaccines: 1. You are 100% incorrect. You are posting false information on a fundraising page for a chronically ill little boy which his parents can read. You are disgusting individuals and dense as mud. To try to further your dangerous anti-vax campaign by guilting these parents is abhorrent and you are the worst kind of humans. Go and READ properly please, you have been lied to. To the parents: I am so sorry, I will be donating shortly and i wish you and little Charlie the best of luck in his goals and treatments.

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Jean Watson
2 months ago

The doctor's told my son to have his little daughter's life support taken of, but we as a family said a very stern NO. Like you for eight longs months we sat by her side praying and hoping for her to breath, she did, thank God. She lost her battle for life at the age of three, but they were such wonderful years and she was so very loved, and is loved still. I only hope God looks down on you and your little boy, I will hold him in my prayers. God bless you all.

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Elizabeth Collins
1 month ago

Please, please!! Anyone who lives in the US : read the comments from the folks in the UK regarding socialized medicine's role in determining the value of little Charlie's life, then get on your knees and say a prayer of gratitude for the blessing that in our country we dodged a big bullet in the last election because we very easily could have wound up with the same in our country. And please, everyone share this with everyone you know, and let's get Charlie over here as quickly as possible!! His life has value, and he needs ALL of us to fight on his behalf for it. Prayers ascending, little man....

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Brit Nicole
2 months ago

I want to donate so bad but I don't even have a credit card yet :( I really hope the best for you. All i can offer is to share this on Facebook!

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Emma Stickland
2 months ago

Kristen mcgee this is not scan I have been friends with Charlie's mum since nursery and we went through our pregnancies together. In England if doctors want to turn life support off they apply to court. There is a baby in USA with same problems the doctors did what parents wanted because of medical insurance but in uk we are nhs which means we don't get alot of say. Hence the reason we need to get him to USA for this treatment as the doctor who has this treatment lives in USA. Doctors here was in agreement to give to Charlie but now saying no even though they have said it may work. To anyone doubting look up the facts first.

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Fran Scott
2 months ago

Well said Jade......seriously Kirsten. You might consider checking the facts before posting idiotic comments about a very, very sick little boy and his parents desperate fight to try and raise money saving his life. I worked with his daddy and he and his partner are doing what any other parent would do in this situation so do us all a favour and keep your negative comments to yourself. #charliesfight

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Debi Litvak Rodden
2 months ago

Kristin I am the 1st cousin of the mother of Charlie. We live in Huntington Beach Ca. This is not a scam! We are trying to pass the word through social media to do whatever it takes to raise enough money to give Charlie a chance to get the medical care he needs.

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Emma Stickland
2 months ago

Two weeks after I found out I was pregnant I knew by subtle changes Connie was too we went through our pregnancies together making plans for our little men and how they would be childhood friends like us. The thought of Charlie not making it is too much to bare. He is such a wonderful baby with the most beautiful smile. Please donate so we can see him smiling again xx

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Kristen McGee
2 months ago

Thanks so much for the explanation guys! So sorry for the confusion.

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