Gingerbread, the charity for single parent families

Give Single Parent Families a happy Christmas

The ramifications of Covid-19 are going to be felt by single parents for many years to come due to things like job losses and rising debt. As a result Christmas will be a particularly challenging time. Gingerbread's services ease the pressures on single parents so those families can enjoy Christmas

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (230750)

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Championed by Monday Charitable Trust


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


Single parents will feel the repercussions of Covid-19 for years to come. Financially speaking, they have been the worst hit of all household types as a result of COVID-19 due to factors like taking on debts and job losses. Nearly half of single parent families live in poverty. Children know their parent can’t afford the presents their friends look forward to and struggle to put extra food on the table. 69% of single parents also reported struggling with their mental health.


Our expert up to date advice and information service covers a wide range of issues and is constantly updated to reflect the issues that single parents might face. It provides the tools needed to manage the financial and practical challenges they may face. Our peer support networks connect single parents, helping them to improve their mental health and reduce loneliness and isolation. Whatever success looks like to a single parent our mission is to work to make it happen