Rebecca Newman

Rebecca's Song Release - Per Sempre by Rebecca Newman

Fundraising for WAY - Widowed And Young
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In memory of Jonathan Fewtrell
WAY - Widowed And Young

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RCN 1164988
We provide a peer-to-peer support network to help anyone widowed aged 50 or under


Thank you being here. In August 2020, the unimaginable happened when my 38 year old husband, and father to our 2 year old son, died suddenly at home from an undiagnosed heart condition. Two years on, I can look back on my journey and honestly believe that without the incredible peer to peer support of WAY, and the friendship of so many in this club no one wants to be eligible to join, I would not be as strong, emotionally intact and as hopeful about the future as I now am. I want to raise money to ensure people starting out on this path in the future have the same support as I did, and also so WAY is always there for me in the future when I have my inevitable dips and wobbles.

In August 2022, I am releasing a song that I first recorded the orchestra for in 2015. I had planned a very different, triumphant, anthemic version of this song, but when I lost Jay the song took on a different meaning. I returned to it with fresh eyes and wanted to create something a bit more gentle, more nostalgic and more heartfelt. It is a song that celebrates that there once was love, and that means something. That we carry that forever. It's a song for anyone who has loved someone they loved, not just for the loss of an intimate partner. Coming on the heels of a global pandemic where too many people were lost, I feel it is a song that many of us need.

If you enjoy the song when it's released, please consider a donation. Please share it with others. If you would like your own copy to download with a B side, or even a physical CD copy, go to to preorder. Proceeds of all sales also go to the charity. 

Links to the video and audio streams will be posted on here too, once ready.

The song will be performed for the first time at the York Proms on Sunday 10th July, the event I co-founded with Jay in 2017 when I was pregnant with our son, Logan. 

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About the charity

WAY - Widowed And Young

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RCN 1164988
WAY offers a peer-to-peer support to anyone whose partner died when they were aged 50 or under, married or not, with or without children, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender, race and religion.

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