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23 June is International Widows’ Day, which is a UN awareness day set up to highlight the plight of widows around the world.
Ahead of Father’s Day, Wirral-based WAY member Steven shares his story…
As Father’s Day approaches, Gavin reflects on his experiences and how he’s coped with his own grief while raising his 8-year-old son, Magnus.
WAY volunteer Rob shares how the online world helped him to make new friends and stay connected after his wife died for Men's Health Week.
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 …
Joby writes how the recent change in the law to extend bereavement support to parents who weren’t married or in a civil partnership has impacted her…
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.
Congratulations to all of our wonderful nominees, who have been put forward for our 2023 Helen Bailey blog award for best WAY blogger.
Our members are between them clocking up hundreds of miles in preparation for their walking and cycling challenges to raise funds for WAY this month – so please do show your generous support.
WAY Widowed and Young member Carol explains why she’s decided to cycle 100 miles through the streets of London and Essex to raise funds for our charity.
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…
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…
We are supporting Hospice UK’s #DyingMatters campaign. During Dying Matters Awareness Week, they are encouraging everyone to come together to talk about death, dying and grief in the workplace.
Although Bereavement Support Payment has been extended to cohabiting couples with children, unmarried couples without children are still being denied support. WAY member Michelle shares their story…
WAY Widowed and Young’s Membership and Finance Officer Tanya reports back on an action-packed weekend for WAY members in Wales…
A huge thank you to our two incredible friends of WAY who ran in the London Marathon last weekend to raise funds for WAY; between them, they have raised more than £2,200.
We want to celebrate some of the incredible things are fundraisers have been up to and have planned for the coming weeks.
When he was widowed to Covid-19 in 2020, WAY volunteer Ian from Coventry was shocked to hear that his family wasn’t entitled to Bereavement Support Payments either, because – like Suzzi – his wife had…
In September 2022, WAY member Daniel won a landmark High Court victory that could help dozens more widowed people claim Bereavement Support Payments in future…
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 …
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.