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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.

Rebecca's story: singing for WAY

Jul 2022

On Sunday 10 July, WAY member and singer Rebecca Newman stepped back on stage for the first time since before Covid, and the first time since her husband Jay died suddenly in August 2020.

David's Story

Jun 2022

On Father's Day, we wanted to share WAY Widowed and Young member David's story about coping as a widowed dad.

How grief affects military spouses

Jun 2022

Saturday 25th June marks #armedforcesday and we wanted to share Emma’s story and some of the unique challenges and experiences that can come with being a military widow.

Ric Hart's Story

Jun 2022

In the run up to Father's Day, we wanted to share WAY Widowed and Young member Ric's story about coping as a widowed dad. He also helps to share some of his tips and advice for coping as a widower.

Finding support with grief through WAY's LGBTQ+ community

Jun 2022

Suzanne helps to share her story of being widowed and then finding support with grief through the WAY LGBTQ+ community.

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.

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…

Richard’s story: Photographing grief

May 2022

WAY Widowed and Young member Richard came to our community fun day last week to showcase his new photography project about grief following the loss of a spouse - ‘The One I Chose; The One Who Chose Me…

Orla's Story

May 2022

We recently caught up with Orla about how yoga transformed her life since her husband Andy died three and a half years ago – and how she is now helping other WAY members through their grief.

Cycling challenge 350km to raise funds for WAY

Apr 2022

A group of friends from Frome cycled 350 gruelling kilometres from Cornwall to Somerset – climbing more than 4,000 metres – over Easter in memory of their childhood friend and Open University Astronom…

Chris’s story: Getting back on his bike for WAY

Apr 2022

After surviving a horrific accident that killed his 30-year-old wife Elaine in September 2011, WAY volunteer Chris Dunne is getting back on his bike and cycling 100 miles to raise funds for WAY this M…

Mother's Day: Tips from Widowed Parents

Mar 2022

Ahead of Mother's Day, WAY members with children give some tips to fellow widowed parents about how to cope with a difficult day.

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

Mar 2022

Ruth Lin has been a member of WAY for seven 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 slee…

South Essex Crematorium raises £15,000 for WAY

Mar 2022

We would like to say a huge thank you to South Essex Crematorium for their generous donation of £15,000 to WAY Widowed and Young through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management's metal re…

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.

Challenging 'happily ever after' narratives this Valentine's Day

Feb 2022

This Valentine’s Day, WAY Widowed and Young members want to challenge the external perceptions of the ‘happily ever after’ narrative that news and films often focus on when it comes to widowhood.

WAY members share their tips on coping with Christmas

Dec 2021

Christmas is a tough time of year when you're grieving and one of our members, Jane, decided to set up a Christmas subgroup to help WAY members get through the festive season. Below we share some tips…

Tips on staying safe this Christmas

Dec 2021

WAY Trustee Louise Dodds shares some tips on how to avoid falling victim to fraudsters this festive season.

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.