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.

5 Things you may not know about After Umbrage

Date: March 16th, 2020
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5 Things you may not know about After Umbrage

After Umbrage won funding in December from The Big Lottery Community Fund. Woohoo! Naturally, we were delighted with our early Christmas present. Since then, we’ve received many more referrals and our cottage is nearly fully booked for 2020. It shows our awareness campaigns are working and there are lots of carers and their families in
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Part Two: The Struggles and Joys of a Carer

Date: February 27th, 2020
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Part Two: The Struggles and Joys of a Carer

We started Katharina’s story in Part One and here we are catching up with her to capture her positive approach to life. You may recall, Katharina and her son Jan, are the first international carer family to visit Kingham Cottage. We are proud to continue her story. What are your struggles and your joys as
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Part One: After Umbrage Welcomes First International Carer Family

Date: February 24th, 2020
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Part One: After Umbrage Welcomes First International Carer Family

This month, After Umbrage welcomed our first international carer family to Kingham Cottage. Katharina and her eldest son, Jan are from Berlin. They heard about us via a Facebook Group for parents whose children suffer with the same rare chromosome disorder as Katharina’s son, Mattis. Life at home is stressful caring for Mattis and Katharina’s
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After Umbrage tells the Harry Potter story

Date: January 27th, 2020
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After Umbrage tells the Harry Potter story

PART ONE After Umbrage beneficiaries often come forward to tell their heart-warming stories of resilience, family strength and kindness. Sarah Potter is one such lovely lady. We are delighted she found After Umbrage and are proud to share her story here, in two parts, as there’s simply too much to share in one alone. Sarah’s
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After Umbrage visits Carers Hub in Cambridge

Date: January 22nd, 2020
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After Umbrage visits Carers Hub in Cambridge

After Umbrage visited the Girton, Cambridge Carers Hub this week. It was a ‘welcome back’ by Laura Horne, Family Carer Coordinator at Caring Together. We first met the Family Carers Team in November 2017 soon after winning funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for the first time. We learned just before Christmas that The
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Top Fundraising Tips to help more Carers

Date: December 16th, 2019
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Top Fundraising Tips to help more Carers

The work of After Umbrage is sustained by fundraising. This is all down to the wonderful support of friends, fellow charities and of course, The National Lottery Community Fund. It feels right at Christmas to thank you all for your dedication as it means so much to our small team. More than that though, it
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Maggie says her greatest joy is that Daniel has grown to be a polite and creative young man, facing life bravely and cheerfully

Date: December 9th, 2019
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Maggie says her greatest joy is that Daniel has grown to be a polite and creative young man, facing life bravely and cheerfully

Beneficiaries of After Umbrage are a resilient little crowd. Behind their stoic fronts lie amazing stories. This is the tale of the Raja Family of a small village on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. Daniel Raja was born with only half a functioning heart and other complications. The condition is called Hypoplastic Left Heart
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‘I love being part of the After Umbrage story’

Date: November 15th, 2019
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‘I love being part of the After Umbrage story’

Vanda Rorbach, beneficiary of After Umbrage, became a carer for her Mum, Lynne, six years ago. Lynne has frontal temporal dementia and last year was diagnosed with cancer. Her Mum has never smoked and doesn’t drink so it was a huge shock. As a very active woman all her life – sometimes holding down two jobs
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Andre gave up his career, lifestyle and ambitions to care for his parents

Date: October 28th, 2019
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Andre gave up his career, lifestyle and ambitions to care for his parents

“I’ve given up my career, lifestyle and ambitions to concentrate on caring, initially for my disabled Dad, and in recent years since his death, I’ve put this time in for Mum. She is my angel and the most precious thing in my life.” Andre Tarassians, Beneficiary of After Umbrage  Stories such as Andre’s need to
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Carers’ wellbeing gets a 100% improvement

Date: October 1st, 2019
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Carers’ wellbeing gets a 100% improvement

The purpose of After Umbrage, the charity caring for those who care, is to boost carers’ wellbeing. We measure this by talking to our beneficiaries and running an annual survey. This year they tell us that after their free break at Kingham Cottage their wellbeing improved by 100%.  Largely, we anticipate the feedback that a
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