GIVING: Adam Harvey, Becci Nethery and Angus Gill were among the performers at the benefit concert. Photo: Bob McGahan PhotographyA concert and celebrity workout on Wednesdayhave raised thousands of dollars for the family of Chloe Chappel, who’s fighting for her life for the second time in her three-and-a-half years.
GIRL IN BLACK: Keely Johnson gave her time to perform. Photo: Bob McGahan Photography
The Chappelshave been given the frightening news their daughter has a 50/50 chance of surviving her fight with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Mum Shelley being from Tamworth, locals have been raising money to help keep the family afloat and reduce some of their financial stress.
Chloe during her first treatments in 2016.
More photos below rightA celebrity workout at Knockout Personal Training gym in the morning attracted performers including Adam Eckersley, Dan Murphy and Sally-Anne Whitten, and raised $350.
And the Chloe Chappel Benefit Concert at South Tamworth bowlo raised $6000 with the help of entertainers Adam Harvey, Becci Nethery, Angus Gill and The Long and Short Of It.
SWEATING IT OUT: Some of the participants in the celebrity workout at Knockout Personal Training gym.
Personal trainer Sam Barnett said about 25 to 30 people took part in her high-intensity interval training, subjecting themselves to “a heap of bodyweight exercises” includingpush-ups, sit-ups, crunches, squats and lunges.
Anthony Walmsley, Jimmy Craz, David ‘Stixy’ Adams and Sarah Byrnes were also among them.
“We only raised $350, but I’ve got a couple of otherpeople who have messaged me saying they’d like to catch up and donate,” Miss Barnett said.
“It all helps, though – hopefully it helps them with something.”
Miss Barnett went to school with Mrs Chappel, who she said was showing “unbelievable” strength during her daughter’s treatment.
Chloe’s great-aunt Denise Callaghan said the concert had been “absolutely amazing”, with a crowd of about 120 people there to enjoy the music and support the auction and raffle.
“It was anemotional night;we had photos of Chloe up there and what she’s been through. It was very, very emotional,” she said.
Mrs Chappel said Chloe had been “hammered with chemo” and was now suffering from mouth ulcers that made her unwilling to eat.
EMOTIONAL: Adam Harvey holds up a framed thank you letter and photo from the Chappel family. Photo: Bob McGahan Photography
“She hasn’t been wanting to eat for the last four days or so, [so] we are looking at getting her a nasal gastric tube so the stress of getting food into her is taken away,” she said.
“We have a long way to go and it’s actually quite heartbreaking to see her have to go through this once again …We have been told there’sa 50/50 chance of her walking out of the hospital alive, so we are hanging on to the ‘glass is half full’side of that and just trying to remain positive.”
Chloe’s gofundme account is:http://gofundme南京夜网/vak6e36e
SUPPORT: Angus Gill performing for the crowd. Photo: Bob McGahan Photography
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