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Join us for the Big Ginger Bake!

Can you help us raise some dough to support single parent families across the UK by taking part in this year's new baking event? There are around 2 million single parents in the UK, and we believe that single parents do a brilliant job - but paying the bills and juggling work and family life on your own can be a real challenge. Whatever success means to a single parent, we make it happen.

What do I have to do?

We knead our wonderful bakers to host a bake sale to raise some dough for Gingerbread! This event will also be a fantastic social event to raise awareness of Gingerbread and their hard work. Pick a date that suits you, get your family and friends together, and ask people for a donation in return for your baked goodies - they don't have to be Gingerbread men! 

Where and when can I host a bake sale?

You can flaunt your baked goodies at your home, school, church, workplace or anywhere else that you'd like to! Pick your date and location for anytime in November to take part in this fun event. In 2017, November 21 will be National Gingerbread Day - that might be a good choice!

How will Gingerbread help me?

Once you've signed up, you'll receive a fun baking pack containing all the information that you'll need for this event. Once you have told us your date and location, you'll receive your collection box, t-shirt and some yummy cake toppers! You can also contact the fundraising team on 020 7428 5431 or at to get some more advice and information.

How will the money and awareness I raise help?

Thousands of single parent families every year need the support that Gingerbread provides, whether that's our free helpline service, our advice and information fact-sheets, or our membership and groups service. Gingerbread helps single parents improve their financial security and helps them find emotional support. By raising money, you can help Gingerbread to continue to make lives fairer and easier for all single parent families through their services. By raising awareness, you can help Gingerbread become more known to those that may need it. 

Sounds fantastic - how do I sign up?

Fill in our online sign up form. When you do sign up, you'll receive your initial baking pack to help you get some ideas about where and when to hold your bake sale. Once you have your date and location sorted, you'll receive your extra goodies! We look forward to having you join us for the Big Ginger Bake! If you have any questions, please email

"As a single dad, I know just how challenging parenting can be. Gingerbread do a fantastic job supporting single parents - that's why I'm supporting their Big Ginger Bake!"

Dean Edwards, chef & author