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Bereavement charities partner to provide full circle support

Nov 2023

We are thrilled to announce an exciting partnership between WAY Widowed and Young and the child bereavement charity, Winston’s Wish

WAY Forward goes digital

Nov 2023

Log in to our new Members Hub as soon as possible if you want to continue to receive your printed issue of WAY Forward by post in future.

Accessing our Members Hub

Oct 2023

Have you logged onto WAY’s new Members Hub yet to make sure you’re making the most of your membership? Find support here...

WAY's 2023 AGM

Sept 2023

More than 100 WAY members headed to Bristol on 23 September to take part in the charity’s AGM and Annual Gathering. Find out what we got up to over the weekend...

Congratulations to our Mandy Burrows Award winner

Sept 2023

Huge congratulations to Kristine – the winner of the 2023 Mandy Burrows Award for making an outstanding contribution to WAY over the past year.

Congratulations to our Helen Bailey blog award winner

Sept 2023

Huge congratulations to WAY Ambassador Emma Charlesworth, who’s the winner of this year’s Helen Bailey Award for best WAY blogger.

Our NEW Members Hub is here!

Sept 2023

Our AGM was the perfect opportunity for Trustee Kate, who chairs the charity’s Website Working Group, to unveil plans for the new Members Hub, which has been unveiled this week.

Finding friendship: Orlanda and Rachel’s story

Aug 2023

A chance encounter through WAY’s Instagram platform helped friendship to flourish between WAY Ambassador Orlanda and fellow WAY member Rachel, who were both widowed while pregnant.

NEW Members Hub: coming soon!

Jul 2023

We are absolutely thrilled to be launching our brand new Members Hub this Summer.

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.

Our Helen Bailey Blog Award nominees 2023

May 2023

Congratulations to all of our wonderful nominees, who have been put forward for our 2023 Helen Bailey blog award for best WAY blogger.

WAY members on camera

May 2023

Earlier this year, a film crew from the Smiley Movement spent a few hours with 60 WAY Widowed and Young members and their children at one of our family adventure weekends at PGL Caythorpe near Grantha…

Sunny skies for WAY’s Big Picnic weekend

May 2023

The sun came out for WAY’s Big Picnic weekend, enticing more than 400 WAY members, friends and family to roll out their picnic blankets at 38 picturesque picnic locations from North Wales to Norfolk a…

WAY's CEO on film

Apr 2023

Stephanie recently spent the day with 50 WAY members and children attending a PGL weekend near Grantham. Between zipping down the zipwire and sharpening her archery skills, she took the time to share …

Digital Developments: Website updates coming soon...

Apr 2023

WAY’s Head of Operations and Partnerships Colette and Digital Marketing Officer Rachel have been busy working with our website providers and our Website Working Group to lead on the development of our…

WAY's Memorial Fund offers much-needed support

Nov 2022

Scott joined WAY in early 2020 through the memorial fund. At the time Scott was living below the bread line and was finding it a struggle to juggle feeding and clothing his son with the cost of electr…

100 WAY members celebrate WAY's 25th anniversary in Glasgow

Sept 2022

More than 100 WAY members headed to Glasgow this month to take part in the charity’s first face to face AGM since 2019.

Big Picnic Weekend 2022

May 2022

What a weekend! From Scotland to South Wales and from Sussex to the Serpentine, more than 400 members and supporters across the UK helped to raise awareness on WAY’s Big Picnic weekend at more than 30…

WAY launches brand refresh as part of 25th anniversary celebrations

Feb 2022

As part of this weekend’s 25th anniversary celebrations in Cardiff, we were delighted to launch a brand refresh for WAY Widowed and Young – with a fresh twist on our swan logo and vibrant colours to h…

WAY celebrates our 25th anniversary

Feb 2022

This weekend, the charity WAY Widowed and Young celebrated 25 years of support for young widowed people across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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.