Latest news from First Light Widowed Association

April 11, 2018

Introducing Greg Waters’ blog

Introducing Greg Waters’ blog Hello everyone! No need to introduce myself. Who I am is not important. Where I have been, am now, and how I […]
March 30, 2018

The pain of loss… and the loss of pain…

An excerpt from Emma Hopkins-Curry’s blog, Widow Mountain.  July 2015. Next week I will not have held, or been held by my husband for two years.   […]
March 1, 2018

Plans and dreams… when our becomes my

By Jo Smith-Hooker, from When Hope Shines.  When someone dies, you don’t just lose the person. You also lose every moment you would have had with that […]

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.