Message from the Chairman

Hi from Moira

Hi from Moira



I am officially telling you that summer has arrived. It is time to be outside, enjoying your garden, balcony or walk, whichever is best for you. Everything appears to be so much better when the sun shines and you can see that people are smiling a lot more and not looking so depressed. We are winning the covid battle although at the moment we still have to be sensible even if we have received both of our vaccinations. I hope you enjoyed reading your latest edition of Courage. In with it you will have found a leaflet about dates to remember. There are 2 competitions running at the moment which I am encouraging you to enter. One is to grow a beautiful flower or tasty looking vegetable. Take a photo of it getting better and better then post or email to us and the other one is a cake competition. Bake a cake to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, invite family or friends round to eat it and send us the photos. There are PRIZES to be won!

50th Year Flower Competition

50th Year Flower Competition



This is your moment to show off your gardening skills.
It doesn’t matter if you have an enormous garden or a window box.
We would like you to take photos of a flower as it grows until it is beautiful and resplendent in your garden/window box.
Send your photos to me, Moira, in one of the following ways:-

Email to:-
info@warwidows.org.uk

Post to:-
Flower Competition,
War Widows’ Association mail.
PO Box 29265,
Dunfermline,
Fife.
KY12 2FH

I will ask our President who is a very keen gar-dener herself and David Domoney one of our Ambassadors to do the judging and there will be PRIZES!
All entries should reach me by 31st August 2021

50th Year Cake Competition

50th Year Cake Competition



We are inviting you to enter our 50th Anniver-sary Birthday Cake Competition
Make a little cake just for yourself or a large cake to share with friends
Have a Tea party and show off your cake!
Invite the family to afternoon tea in your garden and amaze them with your cake.
Send the photos of your cake and those eating it to us on one of the following ways:-

Email to:-
info@warwidows.org.uk

Post to:-
Cake Competition,
War Widows’ Association mail.
PO Box 29265,
Dunfermline,
Fife.
KY12 2FH

You could even do a bit of fundraising by asking for a donation to sample your cake
All entries should reach me by 31st August 2021

To launch our 50th Anniversary year we have created a cook book with the help of our lovely members and supporters.

To help us with costs, we ask for a contribution of £5 per copy plus £2 postage and packing (per book) it makes an ideal Mother’s Day, Easter present or just an little treat for yourself.

With the fascinating stories that accompany the recipes it’s a really good read too. Here are some snippets …..

Order your book today to match the quote to the recipe!

I hope you enjoy it with a cup of tea or a glass of Spanish sherry!

A very easy and delicious recipe typical of Virginia Beach where we were living.

Since then it is known in our house as Jungle Cake.

There was no chance of a goodnight kiss that night.

At the end of the evening he took his shirt off and gave it to his friend.

When you try me recipe bow ties are optional.

To order please contact our remembrance secretary on remembrance@warwidows.org.uk in the first instance, then click the buttons below as directed.

Emails to remembrance@warwidows.org.uk for more information.

Send a Cheque to

Remembrance – War Widows’ Association of Great Britain
PO Box 29265
Dunfermline
KY12 2FH

What we are about

The War Widows’ Association of Great Britain was formed in 1971 becoming a registered charity in 1991 and has developed into the United Kingdom’s leading representative organisation for widow(er)s of Armed Forces Personnel where death has been caused by or hastened by service. Everything that we do is based around our 3 core values….
Campaign

Campaign

Campaigning is the foundation of the War Widows’ Association; the Association has managed many successful campaigns to improve the conditions of War Widows and War Widowers.

Care

Care

We care by signposting members to the appropriate help and through our network of Regional Organisers we offer friendship and support.

Remembrance

Remembrance

Remembrance, the third pillar of the War Widows’ Association is a very important part of its programme of events.

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