Award-winning Calderdale mum Kate Hardcastle all set for glittering awards night

Kate Hardcastle, founder of Charity Dreamgirls.
Kate Hardcastle, founder of Charity Dreamgirls.

Kate Hardcastle will receive her award for being named Tesco’s Enterprising Mum of the Year at a star-studded ceremony in London on Sunday.

The Calderdale businesswoman was given the title for her work for setting up Cahirty Dreamgirls - a voluntary organisation to help smaller charities.

She came up with the idea in 2007 after the outstanding success of a one-off charity concert she organised the year before to celebrate her 30th birthday.

“I decided to create Charity Dreamgirls as a way to bring people together to be able to do something to help raise awareness of smaller charities,” she said,

“There are 180,000 charities in the UK – all competing for the public’s attention and money. If you are a smaller charity, how do you get yourself heard? I knew I could bring my skills from the corporate world to support these lesser-known charities and create fun events people would want to get involved with.”

To date, Charity Dreamgirls has organised more than 50 events to help 11 charities around the UK. This year, it is supporting the Willow Foundation, the Retail Trust and Overgate Hospice.”