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

We have a request for your help. With 2 minutes of your time, we could be in with a chance of winning a Movement for Good Award worth £1,000. This would go directly towards caring for carers. That’s why we ask for 2 minutes to help carers. And it’s very easy. To help Carers – […]

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. The goals of the walk are unchanged from the Dorset Walk that raised £50,000 and involved 400 people last year: To support cancer […]

Alison’s beneficiary story – An emotional road

After Umbrage beneficiaries have a lot in common – tremendous resilience and compassion being just two examples. Yet, they all have very different challenges to face and stories to tell as they care for their loved ones. Alison Bancroft who lives in New Bradwell in Milton Keynes, shares with us, in her own words, what […]

New Website for After Umbrage

After Umbrage – the charity that cares for carers – is delighted to announce the launch of their new website. With a fresh look, loaded with photographs of our carer beneficiaries and a user-friendly layout, we hope it makes accessing our service easier for everyone – especially the people caring for loved ones living with […]

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 need […]

Meet The Team: Our Social Media Manager Laura Davies

It’s time for Part 4 of our Meet The After Umbrage Team series! And this month we’re introducing you to Laura Davies, who has been running our social media channels for the past four years.  Tell us a little about you. I was born in London, grew up in North Somerset and have now returned […]

‘I love being part of the After Umbrage story’

Vanda Rorbach, beneficiary of After Umbrage, became a carer for her Mum, Lynne, six years ago. Lynne has frontal temporal dementia and last year was diagnosed with cancer. Her Mum has never smoked and doesn’t drink so it was a huge shock. As a very active woman all her life – sometimes holding down two jobs […]

Hug a Bear Day

Thursday 7th November, is Hug a Bear Day. It happens this day every year. This year we could not resist a little nod of respect to the global campaign. With our mascot Umbrage – our teddy bear featured in our logo and on our website – who would? After all, it’s all about giving your […]

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 […]