Blank Space Campaign: Stories

Hear from campaign supporters about what the Blank Space Campaign means to them...


"My late partner Julian and I were on holiday when he unexpectedly and suddenly died of a heart attack; I was five months pregnant when it happened... 

It is not fair or right but, as the law currently stands in the UK, when you want to register the birth of your baby, the registrar is not allowed to add your late partner’s name to your child’s birth certificate, if you were not married when they died. Instead, there is a large blank space where the name should be."

Read Orlanda's Story


It was a few days after her fiancé Jordan’s funeral that former WAY member Kelly found out she was pregnant.

Jordan had gone for a night out in Retford in Nottinghamshire with friends when he was attacked and died of his injuries in January 2020. Overnight, Kelly went from planning their future to planning her fiancé’s funeral.

“It’s just so unfair. She’s half of me and she’s half of him. It’s only right for it to be legally documented. She has lost enough.”

Read Kelly's Story...