Carers Week Highlights Aimed at Making Caring Visible

Last week – 8th to 14th June – was the national Carers Week campaign when we came together with our like-minded friends online to make caring visible. It was an opportunity for us to showcase our work and find new friends. Pleasingly, they came from the corporate sector, the third sector and new carers have […]

2 Minutes to help Carers

* Announcement * We thought you’d appreciate an update about the Movement for Good nominations that you kindly supported us with. Sadly, we have not been successful winning one of the 500 awards for £1,000 each. Amazingly,13,695 charities were nominated by 253,879 members of the public. They have wished us good luck next time. Thank […]

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

£600 raised for carers

After Umbrage is delighted to announce that our wonderful supporters raised over £600 for carers. Via the #TwoPointSixChallenge they raised this money to help cover our running costs. It has exceeded our expectations and we thank everyone who has taken part. For those unfamiliar with this national initiative, it is the replacement campaign for the […]

Comfort is our Focus

These are very worrying times. They have resulted in huge changes in the way we live and work to keep us all safe during the coronavirus outbreak. We are in this together and we hope you feel some comfort from that. Indeed, comfort has been the focus of After Umbrage since our outset in 2013, […]

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 […]

Easy fundraising for After Umbrage

We acknowledge that fundraising can be time-consuming. Some events require you to devote large amounts of energy training to improve fitness levels. So for those of you struggling with this, we have some answers. Here are some easy fundraising ideas – quick wins We want fundraising to be fun, as little effort as possible and […]

Fundraise for After Umbrage

Do you have some New Year energy left to get fit and fundraise for After Umbrage? Here are some ideas for you to support After Umbrage to help us sustain our work – caring for carers. Ideas via Run for Charity We have partnered with this organisation to offer you a choice. We can access […]

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 […]

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 […]