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.

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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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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Beneficiaries tell us a stay at Kingham Cottage improves their wellbeing by 56%

Date: June 13th, 2018
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Beneficiaries tell us a stay at Kingham Cottage improves their wellbeing by 56%

Our beneficiaries have been helping us capture vital data – both quantitative and qualitative – to demonstrate the social impact of our work. They have given us a fascinating insight into the effects and benefits of a free stay at Kingham Cottage , our idyllic cottage near Bath. It gives us great pleasure to share these
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Holding the hand of carers

Date: May 10th, 2018
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Holding the hand of carers

In the market town of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire a special group of people gather every month to offer and provide one another support. The support comes in many forms – friendship, being listened to and being heard, the holding of a hand, the giving of advice, the sharing of a sad moment and the laughter
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Everyone supports one another by listening without judgement

Date: April 19th, 2018
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Everyone supports one another by listening without judgement

Tara Belcher and Tracy Wilkinson of After Umbrage have been continuing their mini tour around the carer hubs arranged by the Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk (CTCPN) with funding from The Big Lottery Fund. This month the lovely Gemma Whitehouse hosted her group in the Cambridgeshire town of Ramsey. We went along to meet
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A relationship with special meaning

Date: February 5th, 2018
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A relationship with special meaning

Welcome to our first guest blog. We are proud of our relationship with Classic Cottages. The team there promote Kingham Cottage to paying guests, helping us raise money to keep the cottage available for carers for no fee.   A relationship with special meaning. Working alongside After Umbrage to market beautiful Kingham Cottage is not
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In conversation with Keith, one of our beneficiaries of After Umbrage

Date: February 1st, 2018
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In conversation with Keith, one of our beneficiaries of After Umbrage

Beneficiaries of our charity, After Umbrage are very special people. They are diverse and face problems that would challenge even the greatest practitioners of positive thinking. They each have a unique story. Here we talk to Keith Cheshire of Doncaster. With his wife, Nicola, they have a special daughter called Toni who has complex needs.
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Denise, Michael, Theo and family. Their story.

Date: October 18th, 2017
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Denise, Michael, Theo and family. Their story.

We’ve had 68 visitors to our cottage in Bath since we opened the doors in 2015 to carers of loved ones with life limiting conditions. Denise and her family were some of our early guests. Theo is their wonderful son who has had 36 operations in his short, 10 year life. Here we chat to
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