Donations help us to work for and with single parent families and there are many different ways that you can give. By donating to Gingerbread, you have the opportunity to support something bigger, stronger and more effective than any one person could be – an organisation that stands up for all single parents and works to open doors for single parent families in every way we can.

I have donated to Gingerbread and I wanted to send you a message to say thank you for all of the work that you do. It is great to know there are people working hard to help support single parent families.

Richard, Gingerbread donor

By post or phone

As an alternative to making a donation online, you can donate via post or phone. Call our team on 0207 428 5431 to make a donation over the phone with a credit or debit card. Alternatively, you can send in your postal order or cheque donations, ensuring your cheque is made payable to ‘Gingerbread’. You can send donations to our free-post address at:

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

To make sure we have all of your details, please print and include one of our donation forms with your donation. You can also increase the value of your donation by 25% by claiming Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so please include this if you are eligible. If you have any questions on what Gift Aid involves, you can contact us or find out more on the gov.uk website.

Payroll giving

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

Your finance or human resources department can tell you if a scheme is already in place. If there is, they can tell you the simple steps for setting up a give as you earn donation to Gingerbread. Some employers generously match donations – check if yours does!

If there is no scheme at your workplace, please print out a Gingerbread payroll giving form, fill it in and hand it to your HR department. Please scan and copy this signed form to send to us too. You can support more than one charity and you can also choose to give anonymously if you prefer – ask your employer for more details. We also have information for employers who would like to know more about other ways to support Gingerbread.

In memory giving

Donating to charity is often a meaningful way to remember loved ones on special occasions, such as their birthday, an anniversary or simply because they are missed.

You may want to consider setting up a remembrance page on JustGiving in aid of Gingerbread, so that others can come together with you to remember your loved one. Here, people can donate to Gingerbread as well as write posts and view photos. This is a personal way to remember and celebrate someone’s life.

Alternatively, you may want to remember your loved one by asking friends and family to make a donation in lieu at the funeral or memorial service. If you have collected donations to donate to us, you can send these in to us:

  • By phone on 0207 428 5431
  • By freepost to RTCS-TUSY-JSLJ, FAO Fundraising Team, Gingerbread, 520 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL
  • Online via our donation page.

We can provide you or the funeral directors with collection envelopes, which can be gathered on the day and sent back at a later date. Funeral Directors often help out with this process. Please contact us at fundraisingteam@gingerbread.org.uk or on 0207 428 5431 for more information.