Nearly one in four families in the UK are now headed by a single parent, yet many single parent families continue to experience poverty, disadvantage and stigma. By fundraising for Gingerbread, you will be helping single parents across the country to receive expert advice and practical support as well as making it possible for their voices to be heard through Gingerbread’s campaigning work.

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“I saw the British 10K Run on Facebook and thought it would be a great idea to raise some money and also to get into shape for the summer!” - Chloe, Gingerbread fundraiser

Why fundraise for Gingerbread?

With your fundraising, you can help us to achieve our vision of a society in which single parents are valued and where they, and their children, are treated equally and fairly.

With 100 years of experience, Gingerbread is the first port of call when times are tough for hundreds of thousands of single parents every year. We offer expert advice and training, a peer support network and we campaign with single parents to get their voices heard. We know what we do works – we change single parents’ lives for the better by improving confidence and well-being, boost self-esteem and enable them to access advice and information.

However, increasing financial pressures prompt more and more single parents to turn to us for support. Without your fundraising, our services might not be able to help those in most desperate need.

Gingerbread was the first charity that came to mind when I was deciding who to support, the website and resources have always been my first call since I separated from my son's father five years ago. Gingerbread supported me when I needed it, so now it was my turn.

Charlotte, single parent

How to fundraise for Gingerbread:

Fundraising for Gingerbread could not be simpler. Raise vital funds to support Gingerbread’s key services for single parents,  whilst raising awareness of what we do and how we could help others.

Join us on one of Gingerbread’s events , which include runs, skydives and treks, to make a difference today. With a wide range of events for all abilities, whether you want to get your exercise gear on or not, there’s something for everyone.

Alternatively, you can host your own fundraising event for Gingerbread. This gives you the flexibility to choose what you want to do and when, with no targets or time limits. We have lots of information on how to run your own fundraising event and plenty of fundraising merchandise to get you on your way.