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.

It’s National Walking Day, and Kingham Cottage is the perfect place for a walk!

Date: April 2nd, 2019
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It’s National Walking Day, and Kingham Cottage is the perfect place for a walk!

If you like walking, then today is probably your favourite day of the year as it’s National Walking Day! We thought we would celebrate by sharing a few of our favourite walks in the beautiful Bath countryside surrounding Kingham Cottage.  But for those of you who don’t already know, we better introduce Kingham Cottage first!
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Joy is at the heart of this wonderful hospice we are linked to

Date: April 1st, 2019
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Joy is at the heart of this wonderful hospice we are linked to

It took many years for three Co-Founders to raise the funds required to build Lakelands Day Care Hospice. Lakelands opened in 2001 in Corby, Northamptonshire providing vital care and support to patients living with a life limiting condition in the community. Since then, the hospice has gone on to achieve excellence award for service. We
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After Umbrage reaches carers by linking with hospices across England

Date: March 19th, 2019
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After Umbrage reaches carers by linking with hospices across England

In the Autumn of 2017, After Umbrage won funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.  Subsequently, our focus has been to reach more carers so that they can come and have a free break at Kingham Cottage. One strategy has been to link with hospices across England to build relationships. The people working there support carers going
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In Celebration of International Women’s Day 2019: Introducing After Umbrage’s Female Founder, Tara Belcher

Date: March 7th, 2019
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In Celebration of International Women’s Day 2019: Introducing After Umbrage’s Female Founder, Tara Belcher

In celebration of International Women’s Day tomorrow (8th March 2019) we thought it would be fitting to share the story of After Umbrage’s female founder, Tara Belcher…  Tell us a little about you!  I was born in Wimbledon, London, where I spent 12 happy years before moving up to Conington, near Peterborough, where I have
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Shreen Harmony raised £450 for After Umbrage

Date: March 4th, 2019
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Shreen Harmony raised £450 for After Umbrage

Community choir raised money to care for more carers Shreen Harmony, based in the village of Mere, Wiltshire raised £450 to help After Umbrage keep Kingham Cottage looking its best. The cottage opens its doors to carers in need of a break. The choir has been singing as a group for over 20 years and
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Grateful for our hospice friends and keen to make more

Date: February 28th, 2019
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Grateful for our hospice friends and keen to make more

In 2014, we opened the doors of Kingham Cottage to carers and we started making connections with hospices around the country. We link with Family Support Teams, Nurses and Communications Teams so that we can meet carers and welcome them to our cottage for a free respite break. The people we know at hospices become our
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The Valentines Ball raised nearly £9,000. Thank you for your support

Date: February 19th, 2019
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The Valentines Ball raised nearly £9,000. Thank you for your support

With the help from our many After Umbrage friends, we are delighted to share with you that the Valentines Ball that took place last Saturday 16th February has raised nearly £9,000. That is about £1,000 more than our last ball in 2017 – a remarkable achievement in our eyes.  This doesn’t and can’t happen without
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Compassion, professional expertise and choice offered at EACH

Date: February 12th, 2019
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Compassion, professional expertise and choice offered at EACH

Be extraordinary. Be a nurse at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH). These words are what you discover when you Google EACH and they couldn’t be more accurate. There was a genuine warmth to the greeting After Umbrage received on arrival and this was sustained throughout our visit, through the people we met, the facilities that
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The After Umbrage Valentines Ball 2019 – Drinks, Menu and Auction Lots

Date: February 6th, 2019
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The After Umbrage Valentines Ball 2019 – Drinks, Menu and Auction Lots

It’s not long until the party of the year so far! We are really looking forward to a fabulous night. For those of you joining us at the ball, please have a look through our menu and let us know if you would like the vegetarian option and if you have any allergy concerns. Thank
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“We need to stop taking carers for granted” says The Yorkshire Post. And we agree!

Date: January 30th, 2019
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“We need to stop taking carers for granted” says The Yorkshire Post. And we agree!

A recent article in The Yorkshire Post reminded us why we do what we do: provide care for carers.  In the UK alone there are 1.3 million unpaid carers. And for many of those, caring is a full time job. It absorbs energy, time and money, and causes bucket loads of psychological and physical stress.
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