Charles Bronson Is Auctioning His Artwork To Raise Money For Charity
Bradley Lowery is five-year-old and has terminal cancer - and his plight has moved hard-hearted criminal Charles Bronson, who is known as the most violent prisoner in the UK.
Bradley has moved Bronson so much that he been making artwork for the boy in order to auction it off to his "fans" and make some money for Bradley's treatment.
The art is pretty creepy - and a bit innappropriate considering it's for a child's subject matter. But then what would you expect from a dangerous criminal making art in jail?
There's an artwork that seems to be the inner workings of his brain and another about the madness of spending time in jail. It's pretty graphic!
There's also a handwritten poem about Ronnie Kray - one half of the infamous Kray Twins, a keyring and a signed picture of Bronson.
In the poem Ronnie Kray, My Friend Bronson describes him as a man of "class and style...who loved his mum". Bronson and Kray were in Broadmoor in the '70s together - a prison institute for the most dangerous and criminally insane prisoners.
It's pretty creepy to read. But that just means that someone is going to love it!
Tickets for the raffle are pretty cheap - only £20 each. It's thought that it will bring £1,000 towards Bradley's care. The County Durham native is suffering from neuroblastoma and is enduring cancer treatment right now - but he needs a special treatment that costs £700,000.
The community have come together to raise money for the five-year-old.
Everton FC has even donated £200,000 towards the fundraiser.
"Come on you lovely people. Dig deep in those pockets. Let's sort Bradley out," Bronson wrote on his Facebook page.
It's not the first time that his artwork has been auctioned for money - previously they've fetched thousands of pounds.
Bronson is such a big fan of painting that he changed his name to Charles Salvador.
Love Is In The Air
It's been a busy February for Bronson. February is the month with Valentine's Day and love was in the air - even for the UK's most violent criminal. Sixty-four-year old Charles Bronson got down on one knee a few days ago when his actress girlfriend Paula Williamson came to visit him in HMP Wakefield and popped the question.
And it looks like she said yes.
Bronson has spent most of his life in prison - he was first jailed in '74, and has spent 41 years behind bars, and 37 in solitary confinement.
But he still managed to get an actress girlfriend. Actually, he's been married a couple of times before, the first time was when he wasn't in prison but the second time a woman called Fatema Saira Rehman saw his picture in the paper and visited him in prison ten times before they got married. It lasted four years.
But onto wife number three! Paula is thirty-six-years old, and is "determined to make it work" with her boyfriend of five months.
Words Laura Hamilton