The War Widows' Association is a charity (registered no. 1002656) registered with the Charity Commission.
We are honoured to have HRH the Prince of Wales KG. KT. GCB. OM. AK. QSO
as our Patron.
Baroness Fookes DBE DL
Baroness Dean of Thornton le Fylde
The Rt. Hon. The Viscount Younger of Leckie
The day to day running of the Association is controlled by the chairman and members of the elected committee. They are supported by regional organisers throughout the UK. They arrange meetings in their area and maintain contact with members locally. The Association has no paid staff. All the work - including responding to emails and the telephone - is done by volunteers. We have no offices and grateful for the support of The Royal British Legion in providing a mail room facility.
The Association does not make grants to individuals or other charities. We rely upon donations from members, their families and other charities in the ex-service community. We are grateful for a number of generous bequests received in recent years, and for sponsors who underwrite the costs of publishing the newsletter "Courage".
If you would like to make a donation or sponsor an edition of our newsletter then please contact the Treasurer who will be delighted to assist you.
Funds are used to support events and provide information for our members and to cover the costs of those expenses incurred by committee members and regional organisers, however the greatest cost is the publication and distribution of "Courage".
Our newsletter - "Courage" is published and distributed to members three times a year. For those who have sight problems the magazine is now available in large print or audio format.
Please apply to the Editor if you would prefer to receive either of these.
If you have an article or photographs that you think would be of interest to other members of the association the Editor would be very pleased to here from you.
The Editor's contact details can be found inside the front cover of the magazine.