In the past they've tried to engineer a meeting with a local widower who lost his wife and children in a car accident.
Married to a widower with three children, her position is not much better than it was 16 years ago.
Watching the race will be a young widower whose wife died of cervical cancer in March.
A widower , whose wife died from leukaemia last year, is appealing to people to join the bone marrow register on her birthday.
So she is married off as the second wife of an elderly widower in a neighbouring village.
Benefit chiefs today apologised to a widower after claiming his wife was still living with him - five years after her death.
The king was a widower , his wife having died giving birth to his daughter.
Where the widows or widowers have died there may be other surviving family, like grandchildren.
War widows and widowers will receive more generous payouts, and rights are to be extended to same-sex partners, under the biggest shake-up of armed forces pensions since the 1890s.
Foster carers do not need any special qualification - young couples, single people, widows and widowers and retired couples can apply.