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.

Comfort is our Focus

Date: March 27th, 2020
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Comfort is our Focus

These are very worrying times. They have resulted in huge changes to the way we live and work to keep us all safe during the coronavirus outbreak. We are in this together and we hope you feel some comfort from that. Indeed, comfort has been the focus of After Umbrage since our outset in 2013
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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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Easy fundraising for After Umbrage

Date: February 13th, 2020
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Easy fundraising for After Umbrage

We acknowledge that fundraising can be time consuming. Some events require you to devote large amounts of energy training to improve fitness levels. So for those of you struggling with this, we have some answers. Here are some easy quick wins We want fundraising to be fun, as little effort as possible and easy to
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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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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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Meet the After Umbrage Team: Fundraising Event Planner Jo Eastwood

Date: November 1st, 2019
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Meet the After Umbrage Team: Fundraising Event Planner Jo Eastwood

It’s time for Part 3 of our Meet The After Umbrage Team series! And this month we’re introducing you to Jo Eastwood, chief party planner and fundraising expert here at After Umbrage.      Tell us a little about you. I grew up very happily in South West London, just outside Richmond park until I
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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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