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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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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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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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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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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Happy 6th Birthday After Umbrage

Date: September 24th, 2019
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Happy 6th Birthday After Umbrage

This September, we celebrate reaching our 6th Birthday. Wow. It is a special milestone for any charity, business or organisation. It feels like someone telling us that we are doing something right. And for us, that is simple. It is to care for those who care. Unpaid carers often soldier on in silence We acknowledge
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Support comes in different forms

Date: September 12th, 2019
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Support comes in different forms

September started rather well for After Umbrage thanks to a donation from The Alchemy Foundation in London. The foundation has donated £500 for which we are very grateful. We appreciate the support immensely. It is equivalent to paying guests booking Kingham Cottage for a week in May. As you may know, 100% of this money goes
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A record breaking year for After Umbrage

Date: August 12th, 2019
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A record breaking year for After Umbrage

2019 has been a bumper year for bookings at Kingham Cottage. We are so excited that Kingham Cottage is now fully booked for the whole year. We are welcoming wonderful carers from all over the UK from Sheffield to Cornwall and have been assured its worth the distance from the many lovely kind messages we
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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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