Christmas Giving Campaign

Put single parent families on your Christmas list with a donation to Gingerbread.

Together we can help more single parent families when they need us most.

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Help support single parents, not just at Christmas, but all year round with a

Did you know that one in four families is headed up by a single parent?

They could be your family member, your friend, or a neighbour.

You might have been raised by a single parent, or even be a single parent yourself.

At Gingerbread, we know that single parents are brilliant, but they also tell us that they face extra pressures during the Christmas season.

Nearly half of children in single parent families are living in poverty, so it can be difficult for parents to find extra cash for gifts and holiday sparkle after paying the bills. In 2017, 42% of single parents were likely to still be paying for the previous year’s presents compared to 30% of married couples.

It can be tough emotionally too. Although there are almost two million single parents in the UK, they are seldom represented in the cookie-cutter pictures of happy families splashed across Christmas cards and TV. And these images can add to the loneliness that single parents might feel during this period. With the festive season putting such an emphasis on family, togetherness and fun, it can leave a single parent feeling isolated, as they feel the pressure and anxiety of having to be social at this time of year.

Gingerbread’s advice and support services can help single parents manage the practical difficulties, overcome isolation and loneliness and enable them and their families to thrive – not just at Christmas, but throughout the year.

In order to continue these services and reach more single parents when they need us most, we need your help.

A donation to Gingerbread gives more single parents access to:

  • expert, up-to-date advice and information on complex financial, emotional and practical needs
  • friendship and support from other single parents through our groups and online forum, which helps to reduce loneliness and improve mental health and wellbeing
  • Gingerbread campaigns, which give single parents opportunities to make their voices heard and change the systems that unfairly hold them back.

Put single parent families on your Christmas list with a donation to Gingerbread.

Together we can help more single parent families when they need us most.


Other ways to donate


To make a donation, text ‘CHRISTMAS’ to 70480 to donate £3. This costs £3 plus a std rate msg. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20. Thanks!

By phone

To make a donation via phone you can call 0207 428 5415.

The donation line will be open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

By cheque

You can send cheques or postal orders to our address at:

FAO Fundraising Team, Gingerbread, 520 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL

Please make them payable to “Gingerbread”

By cash

Please don’t send cash in the post. Instead, pay it in to your own account and use one of the methods listed on this page, or email us for alternatives.

By DontSendMeACard

Head over to Gingerbread’s page on E-card specialist, Don’t Send Me a Card’s site to send an E-card celebrating single parent families this Christmas.  The cost of your greetings E-cards will be donated to help Gingerbread support more single parent families to thrive.

Fundraise for Gingerbread this Christmas

This Christmas, instead of receiving an unwanted gift, why not ask your friends, family and colleagues to help you support single parent families by donating the cost of a gift to your Gingerbread fundraiser.

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