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

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”.


The day to day running of the Association is controlled by the chairman and members of the elected committee.

Regional Organisers

In turn they (the Trustees) are supported by regional organisers throughout the UK, who arrange meetings in their area and maintain contact with members locally.

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”.

If you would like to make a donation or sponsor an edition of our newsletter then please contact the Donate page or email the treasurer who will be delighted to assist you.