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.

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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Three cheers for Nick

Date: August 22nd, 2018
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Three cheers for Nick

We are delighted to share that a very kind supporter of After Umbrage, Nick Goodchild, has been fundraising for us. He is an avid cyclists and loves a challenge so he took on a Century Ride – a 100 miles across Norfolk. That wasn’t the only test he faced as the weekend he completed his
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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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A passport for carers to look after themselves

Date: July 6th, 2018
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A passport for carers to look after themselves

Thursday 5th July will bring back memories of being a very special day for After Umbrage and it’s all down to the wonderful, warm welcome we were given at the Peterborough Family Carers Hub organised by Arda Lavelle of  Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk (CTCPN). It was their second meeting and we were invited to give
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From Drinking Pints to Running Miles

Date: June 26th, 2018
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From Drinking Pints to Running Miles

  Time seems to fly by these days and suddenly I was begrudgingly toasting my fortieth birthday with a bunch of fantastic friends. I am lucky enough to have kept in touch with some wonderful mates from college and we reminisced about the happy times mostly spent at the bar. It is amazing how quickly
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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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Together for Short Lives features After Umbrage

Date: April 27th, 2018
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Together for Short Lives features After Umbrage

With the support of The Big Lottery Fund, we have been building relationships with hospices and other charities to raise our profile and provide a vehicle for reaching more carers. We are keen to open the doors of Kingham Cottage to more carers each year and this is one way we are achieving this. One
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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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Wishing you a Happy ‘International Day of Happiness’

Date: March 20th, 2018
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Wishing you a Happy ‘International Day of Happiness’

We warmly wish you a very special day on International Day of Happiness and share our thoughts and findings with you. We love this infographic giving you ten tips for happier living. Which ones do you embrace? Naturally, this topic is a hot one today and we love how these tips give us all an
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