Woman Who is not just about one day in the calendar year and the celebrations continue throughout the following weeks and months.
The Woman Who Achieves & Solopreneur Awards took place on Friday 1st October. This year we held a hybrid event with many joining us in the Marquee at Coombe Abbey and those that couldn’t, joining online.
Congratulations Sharon on your achievements and thank you to all the Winners and Finalists for your support and making this event into an amazing hybrid Awards event.
Sharon will continue her Woman Who journey over the coming months, so watch out for more from Sharon.
When I was announced as a winner for The Luca Foundation, I was overcome with emotion. Everything I do for the charity, is in memory of my son Luca. I can’t make memories with him here, but I can with his charity.
Since winning, I have received so much support, which just goes to show, awards can lift your profile. I recommend everyone to put in an entry for an award.
(Sharon Luca-Chatha pictured with Julie McGarrigle, Director of Alsters Kelley Solicitors)
A disabled lady, trying to keep honor the memory of her stillborn son ‘Luca’.
Sharon lost her career as a Project Manager to a debilitating illness of Fibromyalgia. Soon after her diagnosis she was disabled & lost hope for a while.
Her non profit charity ‘The Luca Foundation’, was registered January 2020 in memory of her son.
In the 1st lockdown she wrote a book for her charity about explaining bereavement to children whilst protecting their mental health.
Sharon is so passionate about no-one else having to go through the pain that she and her family suffered when Luca died. She is totally dedicated to ensuring that as many maternity units as possible have working cuddle cots so that any parent who faces losing their baby can have that extra vital time with them.
She is totally driven and another of her goals is she wants to break the silence and break down the barriers on people being able to talk about bereavement of any type – the publishing of her children’s book and the donation of these to primary schools will be a great start for this next goal.
Sharon is an amazingly strong, determined and very kind woman who works tirelessly for The Luca Foundation whilst living with a debilitating illness – she is a true inspiration to all women.
Congratulations to all the Finalists in this Category
As a social entrepreneur, it’s wonderful to see social enterprises included as a category; to be a finalist in the category is incredible! I’m very grateful, and happy!, to be included alongside other amazing community organisations. Thank you.
Look out for the feature on Joint Winner, Veronica Kumeta, Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer and the Judges’ Commendation for Kate Lane-Toner, Bristol Autism Support