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How art helped WAY member Erin to heal after her wife died

Apr 2024

WAY member Erin explains how art helped her to find an outlet for her grief after her wife died on New Year’s Eve…

Tracking down lost assets: How WAY member Lucy is helping young widowed people in their search

Apr 2024

On Thursday, 18 April, WAY member and financial advisor Lucy Logan is due to appear in an ITV documentary called Claim Your Cash: Britain’s Hidden Fortune alongside fellow member Clare, talking about …

Scaling new heights with WAY

Apr 2024

WAY member Liz shares how a recent activity weekend with fellow WAY members helped her and her three boys to scale new heights, literally…

International Plant Day

Apr 2024

On International Plant Day, two of our Members discuss how nature has helped in their grief and how they have been able to share this with other WAY Members through the Member's Groups.

London Marathon: Going the extra mile to support WAY

Apr 2024

We are delighted to have not one but two people running in the London Marathon to raise funds for WAY Widowed and Young on Sunday, 21 April 2024.

Tough Mudder SE England 2024

Apr 2024

WAY member Cheri (pictured in centre) recently took part in a Tough Mudder tribute in memory of her fiancé, with support from her friends Jess and Rosie...

Important update: WAY’s membership fee increase

Mar 2024

News Article on WAY's membership fee increase

Supporting grieving children and young people during the Easter break

Mar 2024

Supporting grieving children and young people during the Easter break

Meet two WAY volunteers making a difference in their communities

Mar 2024

Meet two WAY volunteers making a difference in their communities

World Poetry Day

Mar 2024

For World Poetry Day, we are pleased to share two incredibly moving poems penned by two talented WAY members Charlotte and Jackie and a third one written by the son of one of our members, Richard, whi…

Tips for a good night's sleep on World Sleep Day

Mar 2024

Ruth Lin has been a member of WAY for several years. When she was first widowed, she only got about four hours' sleep a night but now she enjoys up to seven hours of shut eye. She helps people with sl…

Rebuilding my life: Zoe's story

Mar 2024

WAY volunteer Zoe lost her partner to a road traffic collision in October 2020. She explains how she’s started to rebuild her own life after his death…

Elanor's Story

Mar 2024

Elanor was pregnant with their daughter when her partner Robin was killed in a road traffic collision. She shares her story and how the support she found following his death helped her...

Dad and husband: Pete's Story

Mar 2024

My journey and what brought me into what I do now as CEO/Founder of the charity Mummy’s Star, began back in mid-2012 when my wife Mair and I learnt that we were to become parents again...

Lone parenting is an extreme sport with no training

Feb 2024

WAY member Meredith reflects on the relentlessness of widowed parenting – and the importance of asking for help…

Support every step of the way: Introducing our new tailored telephone support services

Feb 2024

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new tailored telephone support services, designed to provide WAY members with additional help, when you need it.

National Day of Reflection: Looking back on four years since being widowed to Covid-19

Feb 2024

WAY Ambassador Emma Charlesworth reflects on the rollercoaster of emotions she has navigated since her husband Charlie died after contracting Covid-19 four years ago…

Navigating Ramadan as a young widow

Feb 2024

The month of Ramadan is one of the most significant and holy times of the year for Muslims. WAY member, Ruba shares her tips for navigating Ramadan as a young widow...

Ramadan as a widowed Muslim mother: Ruba’s story

Feb 2024

We understand how difficult this month can be without your loved one, especially this year when the start of the month coincides with Mother’s Day.

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their partner died.

It’s a club that nobody wants to be eligible to join, but we are so glad that our members find us. We are a place for people who have experienced an untimely loss to understand and have compassion for those experiencing the same. Quite simply, to be able to say: “I know”.

Our service offers a peer-to-peer support group operating with a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.