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Vicky Anning has over a decade of experience in charity communications, and is currently Communications Manager at the support charity Widowed & Young (WAY). Prior to her position at WAY, Vicky also has worked on projects for UNICEF, international NGO Camfed and the Catholic international development charity CAFOD. Alongside holding various positio...ns in the third sector, Vicky also has experience in journalism and working as a book editor. More
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Widowed & Young – helping young widows and widowers cope with life after death

Widowed & Young – helping young widows and widowers cope with life after death

Losing a loved one at any age is incredibly difficult, and the sudden death of a partner at a young age can be particularly challenging. In this blog, Widowed & Young chairman Georgia Elms talks about the support that the charity was able to offer her following the sudden death of her husband.

Georgia Elms’ life was turned upside down when her husband Jon died suddenly from meningitis, at the age of just 38.

“Jon went to bed feeling unwell, and woke in the middle of the night a lot worse, so I rang for an ambulance – but by morning he’d died,” says Georgia. “It was two weeks after our daughter Daisy’s first birthday. And the day after his death, I found out I was pregnant with our second child.”

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