News and events

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 […]
January 20, 2018

Before death… and after death…

An excerpt from Emma Hopkins-Curry’s blog, Widow Mama.  January, 2016.  So I realised as I was making New Year’s resolutions (for the first time ever), that my […]
December 19, 2017

One year on

An excerpt from Dani Holland’s blog, Three Chicks and a Hen   January, 2017 In four hours it will have been one whole year since I saw […]
June 7, 2017

Wollongong local catch up – 24 February 2018

Our local catch ups are all hosted by widowed people who have volunteered their time to First Light Widowed Association Inc and understand how nerve-wracking it […]
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.  […]
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 […]
February 18, 2017

So what’s in a name?

We’ve been asked in the past why we included the word ‘widow‘ in the name of our organisation, implying that it’s a terrible word that our […]
February 7, 2017

Gold Coast Marathon – team event

July 1 and 2 – Gold Coast Marathon The 39th Gold Coast Airport Marathon will take place on the weekend of 1 and 2 July 2017 […]