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WAY (Widowed And Young)

WAY is the only national charity in the UK for both men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died.

Its a peer-to-peer support support group run by a network of volunteers, who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.

Area serviced:
Nationwide
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Public

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