A mother who set up a voluntary organisation to support small charities has been named Tesco Mum of the Year. Kate Hardcastle, aged 36 from Huddersfield, organised a charity concert in 2006 - only for Smokey Robinson to send a video message and Martha Reeves to perform.
– Kate Hardcastle, mum of the year
“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. 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.”
She went on to found 'Charity Dreamgirls' an organisation that continues to run suimilar events. Kate’s next campaign – supported by Charity Dreamgirls – is called Positive Image and aims to tackle the problems surrounding bullying.