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Summer Holidays on a budget: Advice from WAY members

Are you looking for things to do in the summer holidays that won’t break the bank? Our friends at WAY Widowed and Young have been sharing some money-saving ideas to help you make the most of the summer months without worrying about the cost. I was a teacher when my children ...
A group of friends and family from The Hunchman Trust posing for a photo after a successful fundraising challenge for Winston's Wish.

The Hunchman Trust and Winston’s Wish

Ben from the Hunchman Trust shares about their motivation behind raising thousands for Winston’s Wish! It all started in May 2023 with The Hunchman 500. Me, Charlie and Chester decided to raise money for mental health by organising a unique challenge. The plan was to run 250km from our family home ...
Youth Ambassador Alfie Watts from the BBC TV show, Race Across the World

Meet our newest Ambassador – Alfie Watts!

Winston’s Wish is delighted to be welcoming its newest Ambassador, Alfie Watts. Many will recognise Alfie as the recent star of the BBC hit series Race Across the World where he revealed his own personal story of childhood bereavement during an especially poignant moment during his race to the finish ...
Nick with his wife and son

A letter for Winston’s Wish

Written by Winston’s Wish supporter, NickIt was nearly 47 years ago, as a 19-year-old, when my life was turned upside down. At around 4 am, a knock on my door, and two oversized policemen squeezed into my room. After suggesting I sit down, they told me, without much further softening of what was to ...
A smiling man stands by blossom trees holding his two young children in his arms.

How to talk to children about death

Grief, death, and dying are all things no one wants to talk about, but we do. - Grace, Youth Trustee, 23 (bereaved at age 8)  Bringing up the topic of death with children and young people is really important. Lots of adults find this uncomfortable when talking to other adults, and ...
Father's Day image with the word Dad displayed next to presents on a neutral background

Navigating Father’s Day: tips from widowed parents

Father's Day can be especially difficult for families who have lost their dad or another special male role model in their life. It can be difficult to avoid Father's Day with adverts and social media posts being a constant reminder that your dad is no longer here. Our Full Circle partners ...
Woman doing yoga in her home

WAY members share tips for Stress Awareness Month

As part of Stress Awareness Month our Full Circle partners at the peer support charity WAY Widowed and Young have some advice from their members about how they manage their stress: The biggest challenge is that you lose your biggest support when you lose your spouse so having some WAY (or ...
young girl sitting an exam

Supporting grieving children and young people through exams

Exams can often be a difficult time for most students when people can feel under pressure to perform and to give of their best. This can sometimes feel additionally difficult for students who are grieving, who may find it hard to think clearly, take information in, access memory recall, concentrate ...
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