Members' Stories

Darren's Story

Dec 2023

WAY member Darren’s husband Chris died in January after suffering a brain aneurysm. The 44-year-old from Sheffield explains how he has navigated the past 11 months without Chris….

Jonathan's Story: Volunteering for WAY

Dec 2022

On International Volunteer Day and we would like to say an enormous thank you to our volunteers; they do an incredible job supporting our 4500+ members across the UK and they make such a huge differen…

WAY Ambassador in #IRemember Week photo exhibition

Nov 2022

We are excited to reveal that WAY Widowed and Young Ambassador Maria Margetts is involved in a high-profile photography exhibition with photographer-to-the-stars Rankin as part of Dying Matters #IReme…

Bisexual Visibility Day: Suzanne's story

Sept 2022

On Bisexual Visibility Day, we share WAY member Suzanne's story.

Finding support with grief through WAY's LGBTQ+ community

Jun 2022

Suzanne helps to share her story of being widowed and then finding support with grief through the WAY LGBTQ+ community.

WAY Ambassador Maria writes about what Pride means to her

Sept 2021

To celebrate Pride weekends everywhere, WAY Ambassador Maria Margetts writes about what Pride means to her.

You don't have to face widowhood alone.

If you've lost your partner before your 51st birthday and live in the UK – whether you were married or not, with or without children, whatever your sexual orientation, race or religion – you are welcome to join us.

Joining up to WAY takes minutes and costs just £25 a year, which can be paid either by direct debit or PayPal.

“I will always remain a member of WAY as I know that my membership helps WAY to continue to support other members and reach out to new members.

Since WAY has made such a difference to me after being widowed young, I want to do all that I can to help that support continue” - WAY member, Jenny