October fundraising update

October 2023

A huge thank you to our fundraisers and supporters who have been taking on challenges for WAY this month. We couldn't continue to support our members without this incredible support.

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Our fantastic fundraising volunteer Sasha took on the Bournemouth Half Marathon earlier this month and raised more than £1k for WAY. It’s not too late to show Sasha your support here. 

WAY member Ellen has raised more than £380 for WAY by taking on the Great North in September Run followed by the Bruges Half Marathon this month. Huge thanks for taking on multiple events for WAY!

Brave WAY member Natalie is hoping to do a skydive and raise funds for WAY by the end of this month, weather permitting. 

Farewell to our Community Fundraiser

It is with a heavy heart that we are saying farewell to WAY’s Community Fundraiser Elanor. With the cost-of-living crisis affecting charity fundraising up and down the country, unfortunately it’s not been possible to renew Elanor’s contract. 

Please continue to email fundraising@widowedandyoung.org.uk with your ideas for supporting WAY. The rest of the WAY team will be here to support you, as always. 

“The cost-of-living crisis has hit us all in unexpected ways,” says Elanor. “But we must come together to keep the charity alive for all current and future members. Please consider taking on a fundraising challenge for WAY!”

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Join us for Santa in the City

Our supporters from the law firm Irwin Mitchell enjoyed the event so much in 2022 that they are taking part again this year to raise money for WAY.

They are inviting WAY members to join them in some festive fundraising fun by running, jogging or walking round the capital dressed as Santa on the evening of 6 or 7 December!

Find out more here

WAY are always grateful for any donation however large or small.  Everything we receive is put to good use to keep our services up to date for our members.

You can find out how your money may be used here.

How else can you help?

There are lots of ways you and shop online and raise money and awareness for WAY.

WAY has an online shop where you can buy WAY branded clothing, accessories and stationery. If you are feeling organised, we have some beautiful Christmas cards and notecards that we have recently added. 

You can also support WAY at no extra cost to you by signing up via easyfundraising and shop as you usually would - they donate a percentage of your shopping total to your chosen charity.

Give as you Live is a great way to raise funds in a way that suits your lifestyle. From generating free donations by shopping online to creating fundraising pages and making direct donations, Give as you live allows you to choose how to give back to charity. 

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Your donations are always welcome.


We are here to support you with your fundraising

We have a brand new fundraising pack!

You can download the items and print or use them digitally as you wish.

We may update or add new things from time to time, so do check back or get in touch if there’s something else you’d like as a support to your fundraising. fundraising@widowedandyoung.org.uk