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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.

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.

Marking International Men's Day

Nov 2021

This International Men's Day, we are sharing thoughts from WAY members about the benefits of talking to other men who understand what it feels like to be widowed at a young age.

WAY Ambassador Maria writes about what Pride means to her

Sept 2021

To celebrate Pride weekends everywhere, WAY Ambassador Maria Margetts writes about what Pride means to her.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, WAY Ambassador Diane shares her story

Sept 2021

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, we wanted to share the story of WAY Ambassador Diane Stuart, who lost her partner Graham to suicide 11 years ago.

WAY members share how dogs have helped through their grief

Aug 2021

Today is International Dog Day and we are taking the opportunity to share the heartwarming stories of WAY Widowed and Young members and the dogs that have provided such huge comfort through their bere…

WAY members share their friendship stories

Jul 2021

On International Friendship Day, we wanted to share with you some stories of the friendship that have helped WAY Widowed and Young’s members to navigate their grief.

WAY names new Chief Executive

Jul 2021

We are delighted to announce the appointment of WAY’s new Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Patrick.

Trustee Jo Sedley-Burke named as new WAY Chair

Jul 2021

We are delighted to announce that Trustee Jo Sedley-Burke has been named the new Chair of WAY Widowed and Young.

How cats are helping WAY members through their grief

Apr 2021

For National Pet Day (on 11 April), WAY member Stephen talks about how a cat called Jelly has helped him to get through the last year since his wife Ruth died of Covid.

Tips on coping with Valentine's Day when you've been widowed young

Feb 2021

Valentine’s Day is tough when you’ve been widowed. So in the run up to 14 February this year, we asked our members to share their tips on how they have coped with this difficult date.

Widowed photographer raises funds for WAY

Jul 2020

A photographer from Tunbridge Wells who lost her husband suddenly five years ago has been using lockdown as a way of raising money for WAY Widowed and Young, which helped her cope with being widowed a…

Reflections on Father's Day from WAY members without children

Jun 2020

Father's Day can be a challenging time for WAY members for so many different reasons. Today, we share three incredibly moving reflections on Father's Day from WAY members who haven't had the chance to…

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.