Our businesses partners help us sustain our work
We are proud to be one of two charities nominated by the Marmalade Foundation. Funds are contributed to us from Marmalade itself and from Marmalade Network members.
The Network is part of the Marmalade family, supporting and rewarding driving instructors. The core business of Marmalade Insurance is to offer simple and affordable ways for young drivers to get behind the wheel.
The business finds on occasions that instructors don’t wish to receive the commission they earn from insurance policies their pupils take out through Provisional Marmalade Ltd. In that case, and provided the instructor is registered with Marmalade Network, any funds that would have been earned by them are paid directly to Marmalade Foundation. Subsequently, After Umbrage receives this money and the great thing is that Marmalade Foundation matches these donations pound for pound!
The BGL Group
The BGL Group of companies encourages colleagues to make a personal difference through Payroll Giving, makes significant one-off donations to their charity partners, and makes an additional pot of funds available for good causes in local communities.
Their thinking is based on three simple principles: Empowering all colleagues who want to do something more to support their community or a cause close to them; pledging funds to their existing partners; and donating to causes facing additional strain as a result of the exceptional circumstances such as Coronavirus.
We have connected with the CSR team and have given talks to support employees who have caring responsibilities at home. We help the business start difficult conversations about caring and the impact it can have on working life. We find this makes for a great partnership where we call on each other for support when needed.
Tees is a Top 200 UK law firm with six offices in the East of England. From their headquarters in Bishop’s Stortford, they provide expert legal services and independent financial advice to individuals and businesses alike.
Their guiding principles are threefold: to be easy to talk to, to provide long-term solutions for their clients’ better future, and to give clients a sense of togetherness with the legal firm.
In March 2021, they donated a 4-day break to After Umbrage helping us fulfill our commitment to our beneficiaries. We enjoy exploring new opportunities with the expressed aim that our partnership is beneficial to both parties.
Cate Wise Artist
Cate Wise is an Artist and Illustrator. She creates paintings, cards, stationery, and hand-stamped prints. She also writes and illustrates books.
Furthermore, she is a beneficiary of After Umbrage and has stayed at Kingham Cottage. Her artwork is on display at the cottage and her creative flair supports our work. She is currently helping us design our first book of beneficiary stories.
Available to order are a number of After Umbrage branded items including stationery and gift cards. To enquire about these, please contact Cate via her Facebook page.