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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…

Carers' Rights Day 2022

Nov 2022

Many WAY members have been the main carer for their partner in the latter stages of their life. In this guest blog post, WAY member and Clinical Psychologist Jason Spendelow explains how bereaved care…

International Men's Day: Ric's Story

Nov 2022

The theme of International Men’s Day this year is “helping men and boys”. This date in the calendar is an opportunity to highlight positive role models and raise awareness of men’s well-being.

International Men’s Day: Ben's Story

Nov 2022

The theme of International Men’s Day this year is “helping men and boys”. This date in the calendar is an opportunity to highlight positive role models and raise awareness of men’s well-being. We want…

Self-Care Week: tips on self-care in grief

Nov 2022

This week is Self-Care Week and two wonderful WAY Widowed and Young members have been generously sharing tips about how to help bereaved people look after themselves when they’re grieving.

We remember him every day…

Nov 2022

WAY member Laura Robbins from Bristol has just been appointed Chair of the RAF Widows’ Association. This Remembrance Sunday, Laura will be heading to the Cenotaph in memory of her husband Nick, who se…

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…

WAY Ambassador in #IRemember Week photo exhibition

Nov 2022

We are excited to reveal that WAY Widowed and Young Ambassador Maria Margetts is involved in a high-profile photography exhibition with photographer-to-the-stars Rankin as part of Dying Matters #IReme…

Marathon efforts for WAY

Sept 2022

Five inspirational WAY supporters pulled on their running shoes to raise funds for our charity this autumn and between them have raised more than £5,000!

Bisexual Visibility Day: Suzanne's story

Sept 2022

On Bisexual Visibility Day, we share WAY member Suzanne's story.

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.

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.