Sarah tells her Harry Potter story

PART ONE After Umbrage beneficiaries often come forward to tell their heart-warming stories of resilience, family strength and kindness. Sarah Potter is one such lovely lady. We are delighted she found After Umbrage and are proud to share her story here, in two parts, as there’s simply too much to share in one alone. Here […]

After Umbrage visits Carers Hub

After Umbrage makes a return visit to Cambridge to invite unpaid carers to Kingham Cottage and tell them all about the free holiday they can apply for. We visited the Carers Hub in Girton, Cambridge this week. It was a ‘welcome back’ by Laura Horne, Family Carer Coordinator at Caring Together. After Umbrage first met the […]

Fundraising to help Carers

The work of After Umbrage is sustained by fundraising. This is all down to the wonderful support of friends, fellow charities and of course, The National Lottery Community Fund. It feels right at Christmas to thank you all for your dedication as it means so much to our small team. More than that though, it […]

‘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 […]

National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day provides people with an opportunity to think about their wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress. This year it falls on Wednesday 6th November. There will be a lot of information available online that day. It will focus on helping us recognise what’s making us stressed. The advice will be to […]

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 […]

World Mental Health Day 2019

This year, World Mental Health Day falls on Thursday 10th October. It presents a perfect opportunity to praise and thank the many charities, organisations and the NHS for their work. Time to Change, the campaign that pledges to end mental health stigma, Heads Together with patrons, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge […]

Carers’ wellbeing gets a 100% improvement

The purpose of After Umbrage, the charity caring for those who care, is to boost carers’ wellbeing. We measure this by talking to our beneficiaries and running an annual survey. This year they tell us that after their free break at Kingham Cottage their wellbeing improved by 100%.  Largely, we anticipate the feedback that a […]

Happy 6th Birthday After Umbrage

This September, we celebrate reaching our 6th Birthday. Wow. It is a special milestone for any charity, business or organisation. It feels like someone telling us that we are doing something right. And for us, that is simple. It is to care for those who care. Unpaid carers often soldier on in silence We acknowledge […]