The Struggles and Joy as a Carer

We started Katharina’s story in Part One and here we are catching up with her to capture her positive approach to life. She tells us of her joy as a carer. You may recall, Katharina and her son Jan, are the first international carer family to visit Kingham Cottage. We are proud to continue her […]

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 […]

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 […]

Support comes in different forms

September started rather well for After Umbrage thanks to a donation from The Alchemy Foundation in London. The foundation has donated £500 for which we are very grateful. We appreciate the support immensely. It is equivalent to paying guests booking Kingham Cottage for a week in May. As you may know, 100% of this money goes […]

Compassion, professional expertise and choice offered at EACH

Be extraordinary. Be a nurse at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH). These words are what you discover when you Google EACH and they couldn’t be more accurate. There was a genuine warmth to the greeting After Umbrage received on arrival and this was sustained throughout our visit, through the people we met, the facilities that […]

We are on the BBC

It was our radio debut for After Umbrage yesterday and we enjoyed a little moment of fame as we were interviewed by Jeremy Sallis on his lunchtime show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. It was a great opportunity to talk to people living, working, visiting and studying in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and tell them our story. We explained […]

At Christmas time we thank you for your support

Christmas gives us opportunities to say the things we might not have the chance to say enough – for us it is ‘Thank you’. Our friends, supporters, carer beneficiaries and their families, fellow charities and organisations like the Carers Trust and The National Lottery give us the energy, drive and determination to continue our work […]