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Kiltwalk Challenge: Veronica’s story

Apr 2024

WAY’s National Volunteer Manager Veronica Currie explains why she’s walking more than 80 miles through Scotland’s biggest cities to raise funds for WAY in memory of her late husband, who would have tu…

Meet two WAY volunteers making a difference in their communities

Mar 2024

Meet two WAY volunteers making a difference in their communities

Inquest insight for WAY volunteers

Feb 2024

A group of 18 WAY volunteers attended an online meeting on 29 January to gain a deeper insight into the inquest process.

WAY welcomes new trustee

Feb 2024

WAY Widowed and Young is pleased to welcome our ninth member to the charity's Board of Trustees - Meet WAY member Sarah Bowsher.

WAY welcomes three new Ambassadors

Jan 2024

We are delighted to welcome three new Ambassadors to join our existing team of Ambassadors, who have all been chosen for their exceptional commitment and dedication to WAY

Beating the January blues

Jan 2024

Jodie joined WAY in summer 2022 and started volunteering as part of WAY’s Merseyside Area Contact Team in September 2023. She recently set up a mindful watercolour event for fellow WAY members to help…

Looking back on 2023

Dec 2023

We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who took part in an event, donated or raised money for WAY. Your support means everything to us and our members. We look back on just a few of the highlights …

From WAY members with love this Christmas

Dec 2023

WAY volunteer Tracey shares the story of how WAY Widowed and Young’s Secret Santa initiative came about – this year she is organising for more than 170 gifts to be sent out...

Finding support and friendship through WAY

Jul 2023

WAY Ambassador Emma Gray shares her story on International Friendship Day of how her friendship with fellow WAY Ambassador Emma Charlesworth has helped them both to navigate life after loss.

Marking International Friendship Day - Emma's Story

Jul 2023

To mark International Friendship Day, we are sharing the stories of WAY Ambassadors Emma Charlesworth and Emma Gray – and how their friendship has helped them to navigate life after loss.

Providing a support network for military widows

Jun 2023

To mark Armed Forces Day, we share the story of WAY Ambassador Emma Gray, who has set up a support group for members of our charity who are either serving in the military or whose late partner or spou…

Men’s Health Week: how the Internet is helping young widowed people stay connected

Jun 2023

To mark this year’s Men’s Health Week, which turns the spotlight on men and the Internet, WAY Ambassador Norman Smart shares how going online has helped him to stay connected through the pandemic and …

Congratulations to our 2023 Mandy Burrows Memorial Award nominees

May 2023

Congratulations to all of our wonderful nominees, who have been put forward for our 2023 Mandy Burrows memorial award for outstanding contribution to WAY over the past year.

Meet our new Board members

Mar 2023

We are delighted to welcome two new members – Bobbie Kelly and Marcos Eleftheriou to WAY’s Board of Trustees.

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…

Sunita's Story: Volunteering for WAY

Dec 2022

As part of International Volunteer Day, WAY volunteer Sunita shares her story with us.

World Kindness Day 2022

Nov 2022

WAY is all about peer support and extending kindness to other people who have lost a loved one. Ahead of World Kindness Day on 13 November, we talked to WAY volunteer Tracey, who won WAY's Mandy Burro…

Volunteers Week 2022

May 2022

25 years of making a difference. Today marks the start of Volunteers week and we wanted to share a HUGE THANK YOU, for all you do, we really couldn't do it without you.

Trustee Jo Sedley-Burke named as new WAY Chair

Jul 2021

We are delighted to announce that Trustee Jo Sedley-Burke has been named the new Chair of WAY Widowed and Young.

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.