Latest news from First Light Widowed Association

February 21, 2018

The widow and the magical art of tidying up

An excerpt from Dani Holland’s blog, Three Chicks and a Hen   I will preface this post by saying I am not a tidy person. I do […]
February 11, 2018

When the novelty wears off…

An excerpt from Emma Hopkins-Curry’s blog, Widow Mountain.  October 2014.  I know it sounds a little sick, but the novelty of losing a loved one wears off […]
January 31, 2018

We are warriors

By Jo Smith-Hooker, from When Hope Shines.  I typically struggle with the start of each new year. Coming into this year however I made myself approach it […]

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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This week on our blog Dani talks honestly about holding onto the Bear's possessi...
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5 days ago
Do you ever look up, smile and say, “I know that was you, thank you”
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First Light Widowed Assoc.



1 week ago
Beautiful and wise words from Emma on our blog this week: “This losing a hubby...
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First Light Widowed Assoc.



1 month ago
Hoping 2018 brings peace to the hearts of those in our community ❤️💖🧡💛

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.