Camp Widow® Australia

Camp Widow® Australia will take place in Brisbane at the Hotel Grand Chancellor from Thursday 10 August to Sunday 13 August 2023.

Camp Widow® is an incredibly unique experience for widowed men and women, having been described as a combination between a conference and a retreat. It focusses on providing practical tools, valuable resources and peer-based encouragement for rebuilding your life in the aftermath of the death of a spouse or partner - all in a positive, uplifting atmosphere.

Full details, and registration  available here.

 

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Camp Widow Australia 2022 presenter announcements

The First Light and Camp Widow® Australia teams have been working hard to bring you an amazing line-up of presenters for the 2022 event.  Taking place […]

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. 

 
 

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.