After Umbrage aims to provide idyllic holiday accommodation in some of the more scenic areas of rural Britain so that those who take care of loved ones with a terminal illness may have the break away that they truly deserve.

A passport for carers to look after themselves

Date: July 6th, 2018
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A passport for carers to look after themselves

Thursday 5th July will bring back memories of being a very special day for After Umbrage and it’s all down to the wonderful, warm welcome we were given at the Peterborough Family Carers Hub organised by Arda Lavelle of  Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk (CTCPN). It was their second meeting and we were invited to give
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Exercise – a new way to raise funds that’s easy

Date: July 5th, 2018
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Exercise – a new way to raise funds that’s easy

According to the UK Government, After Umbrage is one of over 160,000  registered charities in the UK. And as many people hold an abundance of causes close to their hearts, it can be difficult to deal with the pace of modern day life and still have the time to be as involved as you would
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From Drinking Pints to Running Miles

Date: June 26th, 2018
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From Drinking Pints to Running Miles

  Time seems to fly by these days and suddenly I was begrudgingly toasting my fortieth birthday with a bunch of fantastic friends. I am lucky enough to have kept in touch with some wonderful mates from college and we reminisced about the happy times mostly spent at the bar. It is amazing how quickly
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Beneficiaries tell us a stay at Kingham Cottage improves their wellbeing by 50%

Date: June 13th, 2018
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Beneficiaries tell us a stay at Kingham Cottage improves their wellbeing by 50%

Our beneficiaries have been helping us capture vital data – both quantitative and qualitative – to demonstrate the social impact of our work. They have given us a fascinating insight into the effects and benefits of a free stay at Kingham Cottage , our idyllic cottage near Bath. It gives us great pleasure to share these
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In honour of carers during #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Date: May 14th, 2018
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In honour of carers during #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

On #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we would like to honour our inspiring carers who show resilience in abundance though they may never realise it. This year Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 14th to 20th May and is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. Nearly 69% of carers – older carers in particular – say that being a
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Holding the hand of carers

Date: May 10th, 2018
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Holding the hand of carers

In the market town of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire a special group of people gather every month to offer and provide one another support. The support comes in many forms – friendship, being listened to and being heard, the holding of a hand, the giving of advice, the sharing of a sad moment and the laughter
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#LifesShort: Supporting Children’s Hospice Week

Date: May 2nd, 2018
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#LifesShort: Supporting Children’s Hospice Week

Did you know, there are 49,000 children in the UK alone living with a life-limiting illness?  From 21st to 27th May 2018 is Children’s Hospice Week. An important week in the caring calendar, and a week to help raise awareness and funds to help support the children in the UK living with life-limiting and terminal
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Four After Umbrage supporters run in the Edinburgh Marathon

Date: May 1st, 2018
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Four After Umbrage supporters run in the Edinburgh Marathon

Like many small charities, fundraising is essential to sustain the great work of After Umbrage. We have opened our holiday cottage doors to carers for four years and to reflect this, we have four runners in The Edinburgh Marathon taking place on Sunday 27th May, 2018. Will Munro, Joanna Eastwood, Nicholas McVeigh-Crabbe and our founder,
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Together for Short Lives features After Umbrage

Date: April 27th, 2018
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Together for Short Lives features After Umbrage

With the support of The Big Lottery Fund, we have been building relationships with hospices and other charities to raise our profile and provide a vehicle for reaching more carers. We are keen to open the doors of Kingham Cottage to more carers each year and this is one way we are achieving this. One
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Everyone supports one another by listening without judgement

Date: April 19th, 2018
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Everyone supports one another by listening without judgement

Tara Belcher and Tracy Wilkinson of After Umbrage have been continuing their mini tour around the carer hubs arranged by the Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk (CTCPN) with funding from The Big Lottery Fund. This month the lovely Gemma Whitehouse hosted her group in the Cambridgeshire town of Ramsey. We went along to meet
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