Stories

We hear hundreds of stories from single parents each year. Read some of these stories here, using our topic filter to help you find stories that are relevant to you.

Single Mother Runner – Ria’s story

Posted 7 November 2019

After lots of fantastic applications, we’re so excited to announce that single parent Ria is going to be our champion fundraiser for the 2020 London Marathon! In her first blog for us, she discusses her...

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How mindfulness has helped me thrive as a single parent – Carla-Jo’s story

Posted 11 June 2019

Carla-Jo lives with her 3 year old son in a small town in Somerset. She teaches mindfulness locally and online, and has just launched a podcast on the topic for single parents. In this blog,...To learn more about Carla-Jo’s work, you can visit her website. You can also listen to her new podcast where she interviews psychologists, therapists and practitioners to explore how single parents can use mindfulness to support...

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Volunteers’ Week 2019 – Carol’s Story

Posted 6 June 2019

Gingerbread Group Coordinator Carol is based in Thurrock, and started her group three years ago to build up a community of friends who understood the single parent experience. In her vlog, she tells us about...

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Volunteers’ Week 2019 – Ema’s Story

Posted 4 June 2019

Gingerbread Group Coordinator Ema first heard about our peer support network when she was pregnant with her son. She initially set up the North West London Gingerbread Group with a few mums she knew in...

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