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The Linbury Trust awards £150,000 grant to Gingerbread’s free expert helpline for single parents

Posted 10 June 2021

Gingerbread is delighted to announce that we’ve received a generous grant of £150,000 over three years from the Linbury Trust towards our free, expert advice and information services for single parents. The Linbury Trust is a...Jo Hardy, Gingerbread’s Head of Services, said, “Our expert helpline advisers work flat-out to answer calls from single parents, many of whom have no one else to turn to for support and may be struggling...

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Introducing Ferne McCann for the Gingerbread Single Parents’ Day 2021 appeal!

Posted 16 March 2021

We’re delighted that the model, television personality and presenter – well known for her support of parenting and children’s charities – is involved in this year’s appeal. Having been a single parent since her now three-year-old...Since Single Parents’ Day 2020 – just two days before the UK went into its first lockdown – single parents across the country have been sole breadwinner, teacher, parent and playmate to their child/ren, twenty-four-seven,...

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Single parent, Ferne McCann, reads to her daughter.