Supporting today’s widows

The Army Widows’ Association was formed by widows in 2004. We are a volunteer run Organisation and Charity. Our aim is to offer comfort, support and friendship to the widows and widowers of service men and women.

We aim to offer help on your terms when you need it. We know that despite all the love and support from family and friends, widows/widowers can feel very alone. All the members have lost their husbands, wives or partners, under a variety of different circumstances, and are able to offer support and sympathy to those who have been recently widowed.

The Association is totally independent, and run by our members, although it does work closely with the MOD and the Army Welfare Policy Branch.

We have received support from the Army Benevolent Fund, and are in contact with many other service-related charities.

  • “Life will never be the same. It’s different and that’s OK.”
  • “I instantly felt that around me there were people who knew exactly what I was going through, had been there and got the whole outfit.”
  • “Age isn’t a barrier because we’ve experienced the same loss.”
  • “Being a widow can be the loneliest place in the world, but it doesn’t have to be.”
  • “You have to live with the fact that your husband may face great danger during the course of his work but nothing can prepare you for having to deal with a sudden and totally unexpected death.”