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.

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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Thanks Giving After Umbrage Style

Date: July 24th, 2018
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Thanks Giving After Umbrage Style

The 31st July 2018 marks a special milestone for After Umbrage. It’s the end of a very happy and successful funding period with the support of The Big Lottery Fund. Our aim with the funding has been to raise awareness of our free breaks for carers at Kingham Cottage and we have much to be proud
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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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