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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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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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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Commit to Fundraise this February

Date: February 6th, 2020
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Commit to Fundraise this February

Do you have some New Year energy left to get fit and fundraise for After Umbrage? Here are some ideas for you to support After Umbrage to help us sustain our work – caring for carers. Ideas via Run for Charity We have partnered with this organisation to offer you choice. We can access a
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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 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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After Umbrage announces Family Umbrage

Date: January 12th, 2020
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After Umbrage announces Family Umbrage

Hello 2020 and hello Friends and Beneficiaries of After Umbrage, What does a New Year and a new decade mean to you? Lots of things no doubt. A new beginning. A chance to learn a new skill. A new focus. The opportunity to develop a new habit – like dry January. Perhaps break a bad
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