Family that crosses three generations

We are proud to introduce to you, a family that crosses three generations. At the helm are Brian and Janet who are from Portsmouth. Brian and Janet have recently enjoyed a break at Kingham Cottage. We met Brian through one of his daughters, Janine Collier, who works for Tees Law. It is a Top 200 […]

Marta raises awareness for After Umbrage

Marta Palada of Bucharest, Romania¬†knows how family dynamics change when a loved one has cancer. “Even though I was not the main carer, I was involved with looking after my late grandfather during his battle against cancer,” she says. Marta has been raising awareness for After Umbrage during her university studies. Marta is a member […]

Meet the Bath University Project Team

Let us introduce Lucas Spencer of Stratford-Upon-Avon to you. He is part of the Bath University project team that chose After Umbrage to raise awareness for and to fundraise. He – along with Jack, Lily, Dom, Marta, and Grace – has been introducing After Umbrage to a new audience. That audience is university students and […]

Dominic and Lily support After Umbrage

We are proud to introduce you to two more members of the Bath University Team. They are part of the team supporting After Umbrage. It’s part of their third-year Business degree course. They have chosen After Umbrage to help us raise awareness with a new, younger audience and to fundraise for us. Dominic and Lily […]

It broke my heart

Sharon and her partner, Chris, have recently visited Kingham Cottage. As carers for Sharon’s daughter, Sarah, in her 30s, and Chris’s Mum who is now 90, they have a hectic life. Sharon says there were times, when she was caring for Sarah, that it broke her heart. A little background… Chris and Sharon Rigby have […]

Helping to Combat Loneliness for Carers

We laugh. Nearly cry and we definitely have fun! All within our community of carers and with the amazing support of The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Their collaboration with The National Lottery Community Fund brought funding our way. We pressed on the day we heard the good news. Since, we have […]

I was drawn like a magnet to After Umbrage

Atiq Hassan felt pulled towards After Umbrage. ‘It is because the charity understands that caring for a loved one is very emotional and difficult’, he said. ‘I was drawn to After Umbrage like a magnet.’ ‘Our stay at Kingham Cottage was wonderful.’ Atiq, originally from Karachi, Pakistan is a registered carer for his daughter who […]

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 […]

Five top features of Kingham Cottage

After Umbrage beneficiaries are an inspiring group of people. They are great at providing feedback and sharing top tips for things to do near Kingham Cottage. We want to capture these – for future visitors – paying and carers alike. Furthermore, it’s our way of showing beneficiaries how much we value the time they take […]