About Us

The War Widows’ Association is a charity (registered no. 1002656) registered with the Charity Commission.

Patron, HRH the Prince of Wales KG. KT. GCB. OM. AK. QSO The President, Baroness Fookes DBE DL Mary Moreland
HRH the Prince of Wales
The President
Baroness Fookes DBE DL
Mary Moreland

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 completed by volunteers. We have no offices and are 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”.


CourageOur 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 Secretary at secretary@warwidows.org.uk 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 editorial team would be very pleased to hear from you. You can contact them at courage@warwidows.org.uk.