About Us

WAY was founded in 1997 and now has around 1,700 members across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


“I was 38 with three young children when my wife died. Meeting fellow WAY members became a lifeline, having no family support the local group became my family."


"The WAY foundation saved me at the time I felt greatest loss and helped pull me through to where I am now.”


“WAY gave me the confidence to move on, and it was an invaluable comfort and support for our family to meet others going through a similarly dreadful experience.”

What We Do ?

I am  passionate about WAY. I believe that the companionship it offers and the support from people who really do understand the horror of being widowed, long before you should be, is incomparable. I have made lifelong friends through WAY and my children have grown up with others who have lost a Mum or Dad, so they know they are not the only children in the world who this has happened to.