CHARITY Dreamgirls volunteers are uniting for a triple fundraising challenge.

The charity, formed by Huddersfield- born singer and businesswoman Kate Hardcastle, began raising cash with music events.

But later this month, in celebration of their fifth anniversary, the volunteers will take on three 10km fun runs in aid of three charities including Elland-based Overgate Hospice.

Supporters of the Dreamgirls charity from the three counties of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire will run the Great Manchester 10K, and both the Leeds and York Jane Tomlinson 10K runs.

The running events are in addition to a packed calendar of musical events including a date at the Trafford Centre over the weekend of May 21 and 22.

Other charities to benefit from the triple fun run bid are the Willow Foundation and the Retail Trust.

The Willow Foundation provides special days out for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds throughout the UK. These range from Premiership football matches to pop concerts and gives the patients a break from the stress and difficult realities of diagnosis and treatment. They offer the chance to spend quality time with family and friends doing something they will all enjoy and creating precious memories.

The Retail Trust offers a range of services to all people working in and retired from retail. It gives support to people who are in dire financial difficulty, those suffering from physical and mental abuse along with witnesses and victims of gun and knife crime, as well those affected by a range of other unforeseen circumstances that life can throw at them.