Single Parents Day resources for business

Celebrate the single parents you work with on March 21st!

Thank you for choosing to support Gingerbread to celebrate single parents across your business around Single Parents Day. We’ve created this page as a pick and mix of different ways you can get involved. Pick and choose what works best for your organisation. There’s no rush to do everything in March just to fit in with Single Parents Day – we want you to celebrate single parents all year round!


Get involved

Here are some ideas to get you started – we’ll be adding more over the coming weeks so check back soon!

Gingerbread team building

Decorating a gingerbread house is a great staff activity for morale, fundraising and team bonding!

Bring out your creativity and competitive side by getting involved by decorating gingerbread houses. You can hold your own in-house decorating session, bring in different teams, or you can get together in London with our talented partner.  After decorating your Gingerbread house , you can enjoy tasting your creation, knowing you are supporting single-parent families to thrive!

To learn more about this bespoke bakery experience please get in contact with Geri Cowell at

HR Policy Review

Be a market leading employer – be amongst the first to review your HR policy and practice with the needs of single parents in mind. We’re looking for 6 businesses to pilot our new offer. A Digital Badge for Intranet and website will be available for all who complete to demonstrate your commitment to EDI.

To explore this further, please contact

Single parent myth-busting presentation

A great way of getting to understand the issues that single parents face is to have a myth busting presentation for your staff. We can deliver virtual training for staff to raise awareness of Gingerbread, drive conversations and mobilise your staff around the Single Parents Day.

To find out more, contact

Payroll giving

Payroll giving is an easy, tax-effective way of making a regular donation to Gingerbread directly from staff salary. As the donation comes straight from their pre-tax earnings, the government will top up the donation at no cost to your staff.

Payroll giving is an excellent way of demonstrating your business’ commitment to corporate social responsibility. It can boost staff morale and motivation, supporting retention and recruitment. Your staff will appreciate the ease and convenience of direct giving from their pay and by being tax efficient it costs less to give more.  Payroll giving can enhance your charitable giving with little to no effort to your business. And it can help you to monitor the level of charitable giving that your business has helped to achieve.

For more information please email Geri Cowell on


Community fundraising events

There are so many ways of celebrating Single Parents Day by having fun as well as some ways of raising money for Gingerbread. Here are a few ideas to get you started;

Single Parents Day Brunch Party – Make a few sandwiches and healthy snacks and have a party to celebrate Single Parents Day!

Why not host a board game tournament with friends and colleagues and ask  for a small donation to play. Don’t forget to keep a leaderboard and note down the points for each game, you could add teams to make it more competitive! Please take photos and share on social media, tagging us in your tournament!

If you love game shows you could organise a Quiz night with friends or host a virtual Quiz and charge a fee to take part.

Time for a spring clean? – de-clutter your life and get rid of any unwanted items by selling them on eBay. You can donate a portion of the sale to Gingerbread.

Get the Kids involved

How about a video game competition: discover who’s the best when it comes to gaming.

Single parents are superheroes. Why not have a superhero party? Invite all to dress up as the person you consider your superhero.

For more information please email Lucy Lewis on

Challenge events

Are you interested in helping raise awareness and vital funds to help support Gingerbread? Fundraise for us by joining #TeamGingerbread on one of our challenge events! We have many exciting ways for you to get involved – from skydives to fun runs, you’re sure to find an event that suits !

Remember you don’t have to fundraise on your own – you can do it as a team  from work. Together, we can improve the lives of single parent families. Choose an event to take part in to help raise vital funds to help thousands of single parent families across the UK.

For more information please email Geri Cowell on

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