Camp Widow® Australia

The first ever Camp Widow® Australia will take place in Brisbane at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel on the weekend of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May, 2021. The weekend program will be based on the same principles as the full event currently offered in the USA and Canada.

Australian Camp Widow® will also be supported by social-based networking events on the Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday lunch, to allow attendees to form support connections in addition to the presentations and workshop sessions included in the program.

Latest news from First Light Widowed Association

February 29, 2020

Win a New Zealand getaway for two, valued at over $2000

** Due to COVID-19 the closing and draw date of the raffle have been extended. The revised closing date is 30 October 2020, with the draw […]
February 7, 2020

Danielle reflects on Camp Widow 2017

I’m going to be honest. Walking into Camp Widow 2017 was overwhelming. And I will admit, my first instinct was to run away. Not because of […]
June 24, 2019

Emma’s Story: How Camp Widow changed my grief

I decided to attend Camp Widow in the USA, in 2016, two years after Shane passed away because my friend Rebecca (from First Light) had been […]

About First Light Widowed Association

Why we help

First Light was started by young widowed people, for young widowed people. When we all found ourselves facing the loss of our spouse we searched for help and support but found this was lacking.  

So, we created the organisation that we wish existed when we needed it most in the hope that it would help those who would follow behind us. 

Our vision

Our vision is for a world where young widowed people live full and happy lives, while celebrating their love for their departed spouse in a community of acceptance and support. 

 

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Fundraise for First Light

Be a fundraising hero

First Light is fully operated by volunteers and as a not-for-profit charity we rely solely on the generosity of our sponsors and donors to delivery our life-changing programs

How can I help?

There are many ways you can help us deliver our programs to young widowed people throughout Australia, such as raising funds by joining in an organised fun run, organising a bake sale at work or hosting a memorial event in your loved one's honour. For more information on how to fundraise for First Light, visit our fundraising page.