An Ely businesswoman is taking part in a charity fundraiser where she is “sent to jail” – and will have to raise her bail money to be released.  

Sharon Livermore MBE knows she will be one of 15 “corporate convicts” who will be “arrested” and put behind bars to raise funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).  

After Sharon is arrested and charged for her fictitious crimes, she will have to call upon her loved ones and contacts to raise at least £1,000 before being set free.  

Sharon, who owns Cambridge-based Kameo Recruitment, said: “EACH is our chosen charity partner this year and their work is incredible.   

“This is certainly going to be an experience – but the aim is to raise as much money as possible for such a worthwhile cause.” 

The fundraiser, called Jail or Bail, will take place on Friday, February 16.  

Sharon's JustGiving page will only go live on the day – so she is trying to drum up as much support and awareness as possible in the meantime.  

Hannah Forbester, a senior corporate fundraiser for the EACH, said: “Our corporate supporters getting behind us and raising all important funds for us is just fantastic.  

“We are so appreciative of Sharon and our other convicts for giving up their time and getting arrested all in aid of EACH.”  

EACH provides care and support to children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across East Anglia. 

Sharon was awarded the MBE in the King’s New Year Honours this year for her services to the victims of domestic violence.  

Last year, she established the organisation Domestic Abuse Education, and visits companies to offer specialist workplace training around the issue. 

More recently, she launched a campaign to help employers tackle domestic abuse

Sharon’s JustGiving page for EACH will go live after her “arrest” on February 16 at