Thrilled to stay at Kingham Cottage

Suzy Piazza and her family are one of 190 carer families who have visited Kingham Cottage. She was thrilled to stay at Kingham Cottage and has kindly written this blog post for us. She captures her thoughts to share with other carer families who are coming to stay. In so doing, she also sheds light […]

Staying connected with hospices

Charmain Felts has long been an ambassador for After Umbrage. She works for Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Bedfordshire in their Family Support Team. Charmain and her team do amazing work for families whose loved ones have very complex health needs. She acts as a conduit between her beneficiaries that become ours. Staying connected […]

Bath has much to offer visitors

After Umbrage is proud of its cottage just two miles outside the City of Bath. It caters well for city and countryside lovers. In fact, Bath has much to offer visitors. Here, we give you a flavour of what we love to do near the cottage and share information to help you plan your next […]

Fundraising for Cancer-related Causes and Carers

Welcome to this photoblog showing our fundraising efforts for cancer-related causes and carers. Last week, teams from two small charities gathered to walk for charity. After Umbrage and The Mintridge Foundation combined forces to raise funds for The Malcolm Whales Foundation to benefit cancer-related causes. In turn, due to our partnership with The Malcolm Whales […]

Carers Week Highlights Aimed at Making Caring Visible

Last week – 8th to 14th June – was the national Carers Week campaign when we came together with our like-minded friends online to make caring visible. It was an opportunity for us to showcase our work and find new friends. Pleasingly, they came from the corporate sector, the third sector and new carers have […]

Caring for our daughter with an ultra-rare condition

Our journey into the unknown Emma and Jon Thompson are beneficiaries of After Umbrage from Newton Upon Derwent, near York. Here we hear Emma’s story, about caring for their daughter with an ultra-rare condition, in her own words. Resilience and honesty leap off the page. “Parenthood is a journey many enter into with a preconceived […]

100% of booking proceeds fund free breaks for carers

After Umbrage has an interesting funding model. Kingham Cottage is leased to the charity as self-catering holiday accommodation for both paying guests and carer families. We are proud to say that, paying guests visit safe in the knowledge that 100% of booking proceeds fund free breaks for carers. So it’s ideal for the discerning holiday […]

Take a Break for Carers Week

This Carers Week (8th to 14th June) we invite you to take a break, relax, and join our Virtual Coffee Break. Enjoy your perfect cup of coffee knowing that you are helping to provide a free four-day break for unpaid carers. They contribute so much to their loved-ones, their families, and communities. So join us […]

2 Minutes to help Carers

* Announcement * We thought you’d appreciate an update about the Movement for Good nominations that you kindly supported us with. Sadly, we have not been successful winning one of the 500 awards for £1,000 each. Amazingly,13,695 charities were nominated by 253,879 members of the public. They have wished us good luck next time. Thank […]

Walk for Cancer Related Causes

Has cancer touched your life? Do you walk for pleasure and health? Could you walk for Cancer Related Causes? If yes, we ask you to join us for the Non-Dorset Walk. Interestingly, the Dorset Walk raised £50,000 and involved 400 people last year. This year, the goals of the walk are unchanged. To support cancer […]