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Carol's Story

May 2023

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.

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…

Dying Matters: death, dying and grief in the workplace

May 2023

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.

Michelle's Story

May 2023

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…

Adventure weekend in Wales

May 2023

WAY Widowed and Young’s Membership and Finance Officer Tanya reports back on an action-packed weekend for WAY members in Wales…

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…

A marathon effort from our friends of WAY

Apr 2023

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.

WAY's fundraising heroes: April

Apr 2023

We want to celebrate some of the incredible things are fundraisers have been up to and have planned for the coming weeks.

Ian's Story: Challenging National Insurance discrimination

Apr 2023

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…

Standing up to discrimination: Daniel's Story

Apr 2023

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… 

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…

CrossCountry Trains team take up the #RobbosRamble challenge

Mar 2023

We want to say a huge thank you to CrossCountry Trains Regional Director John Robson and the amazing team that came together to raise money for WAY this week.

Running a marathon for WAY: Nick’s story

Mar 2023

When WAY’s Volunteer Manager Veronica heard that her neighbour Nick had got a place in this year’s London Marathon, she jokingly asked him if he was running for charity, as she knew a good one!

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.

Landmark Opportunity: A weekend away

Mar 2023

Last month, some of our members had the fantastic opportunity to spend four days at a historic Landmark Trust property in Shropshire as part of the Trust’s 50 for Free initiative.

Marking National Day of Reflection: Emma’s reflections

Mar 2023

Today, 23 March, has become known as the National Day of Reflection. Set up by the charity Marie Curie, it takes place on the anniversary of the day that then Prime Minister Boris Johnson placed the U…

Ramadan as a young Muslim widow: Ruba’s story

Mar 2023

Ramadan Mubarak to all of those in the Muslim community and to our Muslim members. We understand how difficult it can be to experience this month without your loved one, so South London-based WAY memb…

Member tips for coping with Mother's Day

Mar 2023

This weekend brings us one of the days that many who are widowed dread. Whether you are being a sole parent, bringing up a child without their mum or you didn’t have children, the WAY community is her…

Flying High: Amanda's Story

Mar 2023

WAY Widowed and Young member Amanda from Scotland shares how she took up flying as a new focus after her husband Davie died. You can read more about Amanda’s story in the April 2023 issue of Prima mag…

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.