Kate’s awards night hat-trick

Kate Hardcastle with Michael Owen
Kate Hardcastle with Michael Owen

Calderdale charity champion Kate Hardcastle has been recognised by three national organisations for her fundraising charity support and ethical business work.

The founder of the Dreamgirls charity, and creator of Positive Image - the campaign to increase confidence in young people - Kate has already made a huge impact on the local community, and has now been shortlisted as the only Yorkshire candidate for the Inspiration Awards.

Kate will go head to head with five other women in the Inspirational Fundraiser category for the Inspirational Women Awards.

The event, held in London on October 2, on behalf of Breakthrough for Breast Cancer, celebrates women who make a real difference, with previous winners including Helen Mirren and Annie Lennox.

Meanwhile Kate has also received an invitation to next month’s Woman of the Year Awards where she’ll join 400 attendees in London on October 14.

Kate said: “When I saw the invitation to the Women of the Year Lunch and Awards I was so surprised, but I am absolutely delighted.

“I am immensely proud to not only represent women’s real achievements, but also the charities I work with.

“It is going to be exciting to get the chance to meet more inspirational women from all over the country and understand more about their fantastic work.”

And if that wasn’t enough Kate will also be attending the Mumpreuner Awards in Birmingham this Saturday, where she’s acknowledged for her work as a busy working mum in the category of Best Supporting Business, as the co-founder of her business, Insight with Passion.

With her team Kate has grown a successful business that trades both nationally and internationally.

This year has also seen Kate awarded the Tesco Enterprising Mum of the Year and Woman of Influence from the Network She Group.