Latest news from First Light Widowed Association

June 3, 2017

First local widowed catch ups for regional Victoria

First Light is excited to announce our first regional Victoria local catch ups for widowed people have been scheduled for Ararat and Ballarat in the coming weeks.  […]
May 1, 2017

Lauren’s journey towards the Gold Coast Marathon

First Light Widowed Association Vice President Lauren Leslie tells us why she’s participating in the 2017 Gold Coast Marathon in memory of her late husband James.  […]
April 2, 2017

Our stories: Jo and Daniel

Jo Smith-Hooker lost not only her world as she knew it, but also her future plans and dreams when her husband Daniel died unexpectedly in September […]

About First Light Widowed Association

Why we help

First Light was started by widowed people, for 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 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 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.