Marmalade Insurance supports Free Breaks for Carers

After Umbrage is delighted to announce their exciting fundraising relationship with Peterborough-based motor insurance company, Marmalade Insurance. Marmalade helps you get from A to B by offering innovative and practical insurance products exclusively for young drivers. The company has set up a monthly donation to charity After Umbrage to help keep us on our road […]

International Women’s Day

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. The campaign encourages everyone to challenge gender bias and inequality. In our way, After Umbrage seeks to offset inequality to a small degree. We recognise many of our beneficiaries who are unpaid carers have had to give up employment to care for their loved ones. […]

Dear After Umbrage, love Sara

As a small charity, we cherish letters from our beneficiaries. We love thank you cards too. This letter, ‘Dear After Umbrage, love Sara’ is rather special. It is a heartwarming, honest, and vulnerable account of being an unpaid carer. Sara Bailey and her family have booked a stay at Kingham Cottage later this year. Sara […]

It isn’t easy asking for help

Beneficiaries of After Umbrage are a community of strong, resilient unpaid carers. But that isn’t all. There is so much more to them than that. Ask them to get involved, help with ideas, be a think tank for our small team and they are enthusiastic and willing. They do all this when their days are […]

Adapting to send love to everyone

Every two years, After Umbrage is proud to host its Charity Valentine’s Ball. It is our flagship fundraising event that raised over £9,000 in previous years. This year? Well, of course, we have to do something different. So that we still mark the occasion of Valentine’s Day, we put our thinking caps on and came […]

New partnership to support unpaid carers

After Umbrage is proud to announce a new partnership for 2021 with Don’t Tone Alone CIC (DTA). DTA provides social impact through meaningful wellbeing services, such as online exercise classes. They cater for those with long-term conditions and disabled people, as well as unpaid carers. There is a class for everyone. These range from those […]

Support for unpaid carers in the workplace

Businesses prioritising employee emotional wellbeing are a special breed and BGL Group is a great example. BGL Group is home to a number of iconic brands and businesses and they started 2021 with a ‘Focus on You’ Campaign. We feel privileged to be part of the programme which includes support for their employees who have […]

Meet Fran our new team member

We are delighted to introduce to you our new team member, Fran Soanes. Originally from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, she joins us bringing her expertise in data capture and administration and is managing our holiday cottage bookings for unpaid carers. Her role is very important to us as she helps manage the data we […]

Christmas light trail in Bath

Who doesn’t love decorative Christmas lights? And this year, more so than ever, we are in much need of some Christmas cheer. Thus, we are delighted to share that the City of Bath has really come up trumps with their Christmas light trail. It’s a series of illuminated buildings along a route taking in most […]