Emily Dowan

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Fundraising for Gingerbread
raised of £300 target
by 29 supporters
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Event: Cardiff Half Marathon 2023, on 1 October 2023

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We fight for single parents to make sure they don't survive but thrive


A year and a half  ago my world as I knew it turned upside down when I became a single mum overnight and was left having to cope with a newborn baby, my 4 other children (3 under 5 at the time and a teenager) and run the family home/day to day life, 3 hours away from my family. It has been quite a journey but joining Caldicot Running Club changed my life in a way I could never have imagined. Running has been amazing for my mental health and last October I ran my first 5k with an amazing group of people at the club. I am now part of a 6 month coaching programme with the club and in October I will be running the Cardiff Half Marathon! I couldn’t have run for a minute last summer so those who know me will know what a big deal this is! Never did I think this would be possible  

I would love to raise money for this event and have decided to support the charity Gingerbread. Finding yourself a single parent and having to fight for your future whilst being at your lowest and going through the trauma of divorce, is one of the scariest things to go through and the work this charity does is very close to my heart. 

Gingerbread  are the leading charity working with single parent families, supporting, advising and campaigning with single mums and dads to help them meet their family’s needs. 1 in 4 families in the UK are now headed by a single parent, however many single parent families continue to experience poverty, disadvantage and stigma. By supporting Gingerbread, you’ll be helping single parents across the country to receive expert advice, practical support, as well as get their voices heard.

Thanks in advance to anyone who feels able to support my cause x

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Gingerbread is the leading national charity working with single parent families. Our mission is to champion and enable single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives. Our vision is a world where diverse families can thrive – you can help us to achieve this.

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