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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The Harry Potter story continues

Date: January 29th, 2020
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The Harry Potter story continues

PART TWO Sarah Potter is an After Umbrage beneficiary with a story of strength and compassion, warmth and humanity. Her Dad is called Christopher Harry Potter which has caused much humour in their lives. Here is part two of her story.  What were your struggles and your joys as a carer? I think that none
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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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Meet the After Umbrage team: Cath Nicholls

Date: September 10th, 2019
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Meet the After Umbrage team: Cath Nicholls

It’s time for Part 3 of our Meet The After Umbrage team series! And this month we’re introducing you to Cath Nicholls, who keeps the cogs in the After Umbrage wheel turning on a weekly basis… Cath is our woman on the ground, and spends time each week making sure that Kingham Cottage is cared
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Meet the After Umbrage Team: Trustee Chrissy Morris-Watson

Date: August 2nd, 2019
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Meet the After Umbrage Team: Trustee Chrissy Morris-Watson

In Part Two of our ‘Meet the After Umbrage Team’ series, we introduce you to one of our Trustees, Chrissy. Having been with us from the start, Chrissy used to work wonders looking after Kingham Cottage and preparing it for guests. Now, having moved up North, Chrissy remains a strong After Umbrage supporter and is
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A little THANK YOU from After Umbrage!

Date: July 23rd, 2019
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A little THANK YOU from After Umbrage!

If you’ve ever considered helping After Umbrage, now is the time to do it… As a small charity, we rely solely on fundraising, donations and funding. Without that money, we can’t keep providing care for unpaid carers across the UK. If you’ve ever found yourself caring for a loved one, you’ll know how hard it
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Top Tips to make booking a break easier

Date: July 16th, 2019
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Top Tips to make booking a break easier

Beneficiaries of After Umbrage are carers of loved ones with a life limiting conditions. For them, life contains perpetual rounds of hospital visits, form filling in and sleepless nights. They worry about what the next day will unfold. They are constantly on the go, feeling unwell themselves but have no time for self-care. Furthermore, often
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Relief of suffering for those who care

Date: June 25th, 2019
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Relief of suffering for those who care

The essence of Sue Ryder and her dedication to the relief of suffering is in evidence everywhere at St John’s Hospice near Moggerhanger, Bedford. There is a warmth that the social workers, staff nurses and volunteers embody and it was a complete pleasure to visit this month. We were invited to give a talk on
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After Umbrage joins the ‘Big Support Small’ Campaign

Date: June 20th, 2019
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After Umbrage joins the ‘Big Support Small’ Campaign

Today we add our voice to the Big Support Small Campaign because the support we get from big charities is an integral part of our success as a small charity. Why? They make up the referrer network that supports us. This network includes GPs, hospices and charities serving carers. They serve carers in different ways
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