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.

Alexandra taught Rachael patience

Date: November 19th, 2018
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Alexandra taught Rachael patience

Our loved ones teach us many coveted qualities and for Rachael, Alexandra taught her patience and enabled her to develop the power of courage and determination. Alexandra is ‘a force and a very strong character’ according to Rachael and her husband, Ian, who have cared for her every day of her 46 years. Alexandra Scott
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Small is beautiful in the charity sector

Date: October 30th, 2018
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Small is beautiful in the charity sector

We are proud to be a small charity and all the benefits this brings our way. Small charities are well known for understanding their frontline and for being responsive, flexible and agile. We get great pleasure from sharing the inspiring stories of our beneficiaries and the social impact of our work. And our work is
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A long awaited honeymoon for our new friends

Date: October 23rd, 2018
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A long awaited honeymoon for our new friends

A very warm welcome awaits everyone at the Cancer Wellbeing Centre on the Peterborough City Hospital site. There is kindness and understanding that is at the heart of everything the friendly staff do – and the importance of their role cannot be over stated. At The Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre on the 18th October we
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Hospice Care Week: 8th to 14th October 2018

Date: October 8th, 2018
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Hospice Care Week: 8th to 14th October 2018

What does hospice care mean to you? We’ve heard many different answers from ‘Happy, sociable and peace’ to ‘Living, tissues and home’. Like the people the hospice cares for, the vareity of answers are special, important and personal. Hospice Care Week is an opportunity and an excuse to talk about the extraordinary work that hospices
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Join us on World Smile Day

Date: September 25th, 2018
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Join us on World Smile Day

The smiley face we all know, love and use constantly with our messages to friends and loved ones was created in 1963 by an American man called Harvey Ball from Massachusetts. His concern to keep the meaning of the smiley face authentic – rather than commercialised – brought him to the idea of World Smile
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Time to celebrate – The Big Lottery is funding us again!

Date: September 24th, 2018
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Time to celebrate – The Big Lottery is funding us again!

At the end of August, just as the new school year was about to commence, we received the best news. The Big Lottery Fund via their Awards for All scheme has awarded After Umbrage a grant for a new media campaign to reach more carers. The grant will be published on The Big Lottery Fund
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10 Ways To Fundraise and Support After Umbrage

Date: September 21st, 2018
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10 Ways To Fundraise and Support After Umbrage

As a charity, we wouldn’t be here without all of our wonderful supporters and fundraisers. Could you help us keep our work going – to care for those who care? Here are a few fun ways that you could help After Umbrage… Have a weekend away in beautiful Bath and stay at Kingham Cottage, and
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Chatting to beneficiaries uncovers findings

Date: August 22nd, 2018
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Chatting to beneficiaries uncovers findings

We talk to our beneficiaries all the time – to see how we can help them, to learn about the real benefits a stay at Kingham Cottage brings and we are keen to understand our social impact. Don’t get us wrong… we know we make a difference as it shows in every communication we have
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Three cheers for Nick

Date: August 22nd, 2018
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Three cheers for Nick

We are delighted to share that a very kind supporter of After Umbrage, Nick Goodchild, has been fundraising for us. He is an avid cyclists and loves a challenge so he took on a Century Ride – a 100 miles across Norfolk. That wasn’t the only test he faced as the weekend he completed his
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A little bit famous

Date: August 6th, 2018
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A little bit famous

There’s something really quite special about being featured in a magazine and having the opportunity to tell your story. It is this lovely feeling that Tara Belcher, our Founder, is experiencing as her story of After Umbrage is featured in the August edition of lifestyle magazine, Nene Living. You can read the full article here.
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