WAY's CEO on film

April 2023

WAY CEO Steph filming

Stephanie Patrick joined WAY Widowed and Young as the charity’s Chief Executive in August 2021, after her brother was widowed in his early 30s – leaving him to raise three children on his own.

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 her story on camera with the Smiley Movement film crew.

“I absolutely love what I do,” she said. “Working with the widows that I meet, it’s inspirational on a daily basis.”

Hear Stephanie’s story – and find out why she’s known locally as “the Poodle Lady”!

Watch the film

Huge thanks to Harrison and Omar at Smiley Movement for making this short film and for helping to highlight WAY’s work.