Hard-working 'Superwoman' Kate is a Hitchin hero both on and off screen

PUBLISHED: 14:04 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:04 20 February 2017

Kate Gee-Finch. Credit: Will Harold Photography

Kate Gee-Finch. Credit: Will Harold Photography

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A Hitchin actress currently filming a TV programme is excited to have made the shortlist for the Miss Hertfordshire finals - and is looking for your support to help her raise as much money as possible for a children's charity.

Kate Gee-FinchKate Gee-Finch

Drama graduate Kate Gee-Finch, from Ninesprings Way, has made the last 30 of the prestigious pageant – with the winner being sent straight to represent our county in the Miss England contest later this year.

Kate, who is taking part in a reconstructive drama-documentary series called ‘Inside’ for Channel 5, was recently crowned Stratford-upon-Avon’s ‘Artist of 2016’ for her critically-acclaimed performance in Dracula.

Kate told the Comet: “For the next 10 weeks I’m looking to raise money for the official Miss England Charity – which has already raised more than £110,000 for Variety, the children’s charity that helps disadvantaged children across the country.”

At drama school in Birmingham, Kate held down three jobs – working in a theatre box office, dressing as a Disney Princess at children’s parties, and being employed as a sales assistant in a designer store.

After obtaining her first-class honours degree, Kate set up her own business supplying entertainers and singers for princess-themed kids’ birthday parties – Forever Fairy Tales, based at The Secret Garden in Hitchin’s Sun Street.

Busy Kate is also a role-play actress in health workshops, helping doctors and students with patient-doctor communication skills at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge – as well as working as a waitress at the Los Reyes tapas bar in Bucklersbury, and as a shop assistant at Vintage Bay homeware in Churchyard.

She added: “I’ve gathered volunteers from my Forever Fairy Tales’to visit the Lister Hospital children’s ward. Superwoman, Elsa and Belle characters will surprise the children.

“I’m also in training with friends for a Tough Mudder extreme fitness challenge, and I’m a member of Hitchin’s Enterprising Mums networking event, where I hope to gain further support from women in business to raise charity funds.”

For more information about the Miss Hertfordshire finals, which are being held in Stevenage in April, have a look at misshertfordshire.co.uk.

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