WAY pays tribute to Helen Bailey

February 2017

Members of WAY Widowed and Young have been truly devastated by the news about Helen Bailey, who has given other young widows and widowers so much comfort through her blog Planet Grief and her book, When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis.

She offered warmth and encouragement to thousands of people who have lost loved ones, using humour and wit to articulate feelings that many people could identify with. During the recent trial, our priority has been to support WAY members who have been touched by this terrible tragedy.

Our members have been lighting a candle in Helen’s memory and remembering the wonderful, warm, funny and witty woman she was. We urge people to join us in this simple gesture of solidarity. Our thoughts are very much with Helen’s friends and family – as well as with Helen and her beloved dog Boris.

Georgia Elms

Chairman, WAY Widowed & Young