Latest news from First Light Widowed Association

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 […]
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 […]

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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2 weeks ago
In our latest blog post, Jo from @whenhopeshines delves deep into her feelings a...
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First Light Widowed Assoc.



3 weeks ago
Our local catch ups for widowed people (who were under the age of 60 when widowe...
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First Light Widowed Assoc.



4 weeks ago
This week on our blog Dani talks honestly about holding onto the Bear's possessi...
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First Light Widowed Assoc.



1 month ago
Do you ever look up, smile and say, “I know that was you, thank you”

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.