Oh hi there! I'm Helen Thorn, an author, podcaster and one half the moderately successful comedy duo, Scummy Mummies ! I like to perform to hundreds of people live on stage while wearing a gold catsuit and telling incredibly sophisticated boob jokes. I am also a very proud single mum to two children, who are 10 and 13.
This year I will be running the London Marathon, to raise money for Gingerbread. This charity provides vital support and advice to single parents, and helps them get through the toughest times. Today, there are nearly two million single parent families in the country and I am part of this community. When I suddenly became single in 2020, I was scared about this unknown life ahead of me and felt very lonely. Gingerbread, was there for me, providing essential information and guidance. Through their helpline, forum and friendship groups, they also connect fellow single parents, which is so important, especially in the beginning. This amazing charity wants a society in which single parent families are treated equally and fairly.
I am a passionate advocate for single parents, and want to make a difference. Please support me with whatever you can. Just £25 could pay for a Gingerbread expert advisor to help a single parent and improve life for their children. Every donation will help.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me. And, wish me luck with all the training! I am going to need it.