Criminal lawyers ‘bail’ local women for charity

The crime department at Rotherham based Oxley & Coward Solicitors LLP is giving three local girls a bail boost as they prepare to be locked up in Doncaster Prison on Thursday 29 November.
Front row:Emma Moorhouse, Sarah Cullumbine, Alison Perry and Matthew Burdon.
Front row:Emma Moorhouse, Sarah Cullumbine, Alison Perry and Matthew Burdon.
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Nov. 23, 2012 - PRLog -- The great escape is in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and the gang of three need to raise over £1,500 in ‘bail money’ for the charity to be able to release them back in to the world so they can carry on their day jobs!

Friends for over 20 years, Alison Perry (who works at KCom Group), Sarah Cullumbine (teacher at St Bede’s Primary, Kimberworth) and Emma Moorhouse (of BeyondPR, Sheffield) may have committed many crimes against fashion and had a few ‘drunk and disorderly’ nights out in the past, but it was a conversation with Emma’s sister that finally landed them all behind bars.

“My sister works at Bluebell Wood Hospice so we’ve seen how valuable the work they do there is,” said Emma. “When she mentioned the Jail and Bail fundraiser, we thought it would be a good experience while also raising some much needed funds for a worthwhile cause. Now the date’s getting closer, we’re all getting a little bit nervous and just hoping to raise enough bail money to be released! We’re very grateful to Oxley & Coward for giving us a good start!”

Needing help to get out prison, Alison, Emma and Sarah turned to local experts Oxley & Coward Solicitors LLP where the Crime department agreed to give their bid for bail money a boost and support the regions Children’s hospice.

“When we’re normally approached by people faced with the likelihood of going to prison, they’ve not usually volunteered to go!” said Matthew Burdon, partner of the Crime section at Oxley and Coward. “But Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is a very worthwhile charity and Oxley & Coward are pleased to be able to support Alison, Emma and Sarah in their efforts to get released from Doncaster Prison next week and raise lots of money for the hospice.”    

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice supports children in South Yorkshire, and the North Midlands with a shortened life expectancy. The charity provides ongoing medical respite care for the child, practical and emotional support for family members, bereavement support and end of life care. It costs Bluebell Wood £3 million every year to offer this support with no statutory government funding.

Emma, Alison and Sarah will ‘arrested’ and ‘locked up’ in Doncaster Prison on Thursday 29 November. You can sponsor them at

For further information on Oxley & Coward Solicitors LLP, please call 01709 510999 or visit the website at
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