Widowed in Need
Widowed in Need

Events & News

Discover Events from WIN and other bereavment charities that WIN support. News about fellow WIN supporters and whats going on in the widowed world.

Congratulations Santa Runners!

 

Our chairman and daughter ran the santa run today (Sunday the 18th of December 2017) raising just over £150 for our charity. Massive thanks from all of us who volunteer for WIN. It is these amazing things that keep this charity going and able to help as many people in need after the loss of a significant other. 

 

If you can think of ways to help raise funds that help people in poverty after being berieved we would love to hear from you. contactus@widowedinneed.co.uk

 

 

 

 

This Christmas 2017

Our Chair of Trustees is running the Lincoln Santa Run to raise money for us to support widowed people in financial distress
If you would to sponsor her please donate through our paypal page paypal.me/Widowedinneed

In return we promise a suitably amusing photo of her dressed as santa 

 

We want to say a huge thank you to the National Lottery without whose funding we could not have organised our launch event, which took place June 2017.

 

Thank you 

WIN Official Launch Day Success 

 

A brilliant day raising awareness and funds at our Charity Launch Event today.
Thank you to our amaing trustees and supporters who organised everything and to all the brilliant volunteers who helped today.
Was also great to meet their charities working to support the bereaved.
We raised over £465 which with the other events locally puts us at raising over £1100 this last month!
Thank you!

Artist Renderbrant Creates A Beautiful, Thought Provoking Art Piece For WIN

(click the image for a closer look)

WIN Unvail the art piece designed by artist Renderbrant at the Launch of the charity. 

This beautiful work of art depicting the passing of time and those we have lost, symbolic through the drifting seeds of a dandilion, was presented at the entrance to the WIN launch on the 3rd of June. The idea was thought through by two widows who then talked to Rendrbrant of their vision.He perfectly depicted the message wanting to be said. Time passes and memories drift. our loved ones drift off as time moves on. But we never forget

 

WIN would like to thank Renderbrant for his time and work in this project. If you want to see more of Renderbrants work or need help with an artistic project please contact the artist at renderbrant@gmail.com

A Voice For WIN 

Read the story that motivated one person to want to make a difference and help those widowed in financial distress. One widow speaks out to LinconshireLive about her own tragedy and her courage to step forward and create the charity Widowed in need. 

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Raffle For WIN
 
We are pleased to announce that you can now buy tickets for our raffle. All proceeds will go towards supporting widowed people in financial distress 
Tickets are available at our launch event on June 3rd at William Farr School, Welton, Lincolnshire. Or you can buy them now by dropping us a message. I will send you a photo of your numbers and just ask that if you do not live in the Lincoln area you tell us your address so we can try and match a suitable prize should you win ?
Tickets are £1 for a strip of five and payments can go through our PayPal account or just giving https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Widowedinneed
 
Prizes we have are amazing and include,
A craft set, 
A children's craft bundle
Chilli set
A body shop set
A deluxe bath set
Subway vouchers
A cosmetics box
Family ticket for Doddington hall
A voucher for Tiny Makers
A family portrait session and print (in Nottingham area)
A box of Milk Tray
A bottle of Prosecco
A voucher for tea for two at Stokes 
A designer bag
A voucher for a handmade celebration cake
A voucher for cricket lessons
A £15 Tesco voucher
Two pairs of gold earrings
 
Thank you for your support!

WIN LAUNCH DATE SET
June 3rd 2017 1pm-4pm William Far School, Welton, LN2 3JB

Mark it in your diaries. Tell your friends and family. WIN plans a fun launch day for everyone. Any proceeds made will go into WIN as we raise the funding needed to help those people left behind after the loss of a partner and who find themselves in financial distress. At the event will be fun activities such as crafts, bouncy castle, games, an inflatable slide, food and refreshments that will keep the family entertained. Even a butterfly release at 2:30pm. There will also be talks and inforamtion on bereavment support and the many charities out there that maybe useful to you or a friend or family member. Anyone of us could find ourselves in this situation. WIN wants to ensure the right information is out there and easily accessable. So make space in your diary for the 3rd of June. Come and meet WIN and have some fun whilst helping the widowed comunity have a voice.

Bagging A Sale For WIN

one WIN member raises £60 selling some unwanted items on a local website. Every bit helps towards raising money to help those in financial crisis when facing so much loss already.

 

You can sell unwanted items easy using local free selling sites and even Facebook.  

A Call To Businesses March 2017

Piles of letters being sent out to businesses asking for support for the charity launch. Do you know a business that would like to support us, perhaps with a raffle prize or donation?
Thank you

email: contacus@widowedinneed.co.uk

Fundraising for WIN

 

Bunny hugs helped one trustee to raise us over £160. Well done that rabbit....
Watch out for news about more local fundraising.
If you are able to help raise money and awareness in your local area please let us know what you are up to, from jumble sale to curry nights, every bit helps us to make a difference.
Thank you

 

Widow & Orphan Monthly Food Parcel

 

WIN would like all those who visit our site to be aware of the great things that other charities are doing to help widowed famillies. Orphans in Need India are sending food parcels to widowed famillies in poverty. Read more here and help support this great charity

 

 

WAY support those widowed unmaried with children

WAY (Widowed And Young) is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. It's a peer to peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves.

 

Aiming to reduce discrimination against unmarried couples by allowing them to recieve Widowed Parent's Allowance, a current campaign released this video. 

You can sign the petition here.

 

A charity aiming to improve bereavement support for widowed people in their first stage of bereavement is campaigning  for a new Bereavement Pack.

Equal rights for unmarried parents when one dies

Please support this campaign to challenge the goverment on WPA restrictions against cohabiting couples

Thank you

Crowdjustice.org

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Help raise awareness

Our Facebook Page contains testimonials, upates to the charity's work and links to support for widowed people. By sharing our facebook page, you can help our vital work to reach greater nubers of vulnerable people. 

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