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Finding friendship through WAY: Lisa and Lorraine’s story

Jul 2024

Two WAY members talk about the difference their friendship has made since they were both widowed in their 40s…

Nicky’s story: Finding Chapter 2

Jul 2024

WAY member Nicky Wake explains how joining WAY Widowed and Young inspired her to set up a dating agency for widows and widowers called Chapter 2. Now she’s raising funds for WAY through her company an…

All the threes: How virtual bingo launched a lifelong friendship

Jul 2024

Three WAY members tell the story of how their friendship blossomed through a game of virtual bingo…

WAY volunteer organises glass-blowing activity for young widowed people

Jun 2024

WAY volunteer organises glass-blowing activity to help other young widowed men and women heal…

Volunteers’ Week: Celebrating WAY’s volunteers

Jun 2024

WAY’s National Volunteer Manager Veronica shares a round up of this month’s Volunteers’ Week.

Pride Month: Invitation to LGBT Switchboard webinar

Jun 2024

Find out more about the organisation LGBT Switchboard at an event for WAY members and volunteers…

A window on grief: Craft activities for children

Jun 2024

Our charity partners at the child bereavement charity Winston’s Wish have shared this helpful craft activity to help bereaved children open up.

Young widow organises Euro 2024 sweepstake to support widowed charity

Jun 2024

In memory of her late husband, a young widow has organised a Euro 2024 football sweepstake to raise funds for WAY Widowed and Young – the charity that has provided her with crucial support since her h…

Helen Bailey Blog Award: Meet our 2024 nominees

Jun 2024

Meet our nominees for the 2024 Helen Bailey Award for best blog

Derbyshire weekend: Making lifelong friends through WAY

Jun 2024

WAY member Kate shares her experiences of attending WAY’s Derbyshire weekend

Men’s Health Week: Helping men navigate bereavement

Jun 2024

To mark Men’s Health Week, we wanted to talk about men and bereavement, and how to help men navigate the challenges of losing their life partner at a young age…

Loneliness Awareness Week: the importance of looking after yourself in widowhood

Jun 2024

To mark this year’s Loneliness Awareness Week, WAY Ambassador Norman shares how his faith, WAY and singing have helped him to combat loneliness...

Men’s Health Week: David’s story

Jun 2024

To mark Men’s Health Week, WAY member David decribes how he is looking after his own mental and physical wellbeing since his wife died…

Widowed to Motor Neurone Disease: Rachel’s story

Jun 2024

Following the sad news of rugby star Rob Burrow’s death from Motor Neurone Disease (MND), WAY member Rachel speaks about her experience of being widowed to MND – and shares some advice for Rob’s widow…

Mandy Burrows Award: Meet our 2024 nominees

Jun 2024

Meet our wonderful 2024 nominees for WAY’s Mandy Burrows Award for making an outstanding contribution to our charity.

WAY’s Big Picnic Weekend: A celebration of friendship and support

May 2024

The sun came out for WAY’s Big Picnic weekend, encouraging more than 400 WAY members, friends and family to roll out their picnic blankets at 29 picturesque locations across the country – from Cornwal…

Tips from Winston’s Wish: Ten ways to remember Dad this Father’s Day

May 2024

In the run up to Father’s Day, our friends and Full Circle Partners Winston’s Wish have shared their advice for bereaved families on marking this difficult date.

Vicki’s story: Taking on one of UK’s toughest challenges to raise funds for WAY

May 2024

WAY member Vicki explains why she is taking on one of the UK’s toughest physical challenges to raise funds for our charity…

WAY members treated to Oxford bus tour for Big Picnic weekend

May 2024

WAY members were invited for an exclusive guided bus tour of Oxford to mark Big Picnic weekend

Charles’ epic challenge: Running 100km for WAY

May 2024

WAY member Charles is taking part in an epic 100km challenge for WAY in May 2024 to help support other young widowed people across the UK…

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.