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 […]

Random Act of Kindess Day

Thursday 17th February is Random Act of Kindness Day. It’s a day when we are encouraged to perform kind gestures – for no other reason than to help brighten someone‚Äôs day. Why are we celebrating this day? Kindness is a core value of After Umbrage. It makes perfect sense for us to mark this day […]

Cpl partners with After Umbrage

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Cpl UK. Our new partner is the specialist talent staffing business for Life Sciences, Healthcare, and Technology that is part of Cpl. They have appointed After Umbrage their Charity of the Year taking effect immediately. The key to this new partnership is the alignment of our […]

How does Sam Woodfield’s brain tick?

We chat to Sam Woodfield to learn more about how his cycling brain ticks. We want to learn more about how Sam has reached this point to take on the 1,000 km cycling challenge starting on Tuesday 28th December. He is doing this challenge to support families whose loved ones have suffered with cancer. And, […]

Why cycle 1,000km in four days?

Sam Woodfield, an accomplished British cyclist is taking on a huge challenge between Christmas and New Year 2021. For charity, he is setting himself the challenge to cycle 1,000 kilometers in four days. He is doing this to raise funds and awareness for After Umbrage and The Mintridge Foundation. These are two charities run by […]

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 […]

Combatting Loneliness for Unpaid Carers

What is loneliness? It is experienced by 8 out of 10 unpaid carers according to recent research by Carers UK. And our beneficiaries experience it daily. It’s an emotion After Umbrage is acutely aware. Every day our work involves combatting loneliness for unpaid carers. How do you define loneliness? Loneliness is defined by researchers as […]

Take a Break Magazine Features Theo

A special event happened this week. Denise Singh-Eyley and her lovely family were featured in Take a Break, the weekly women’s magazine. In a letter from the heart, Denise told the story of her sixth son called Theo. He was only 2lb 2oz when he was born. But Theo is a fighter and he defied […]

Top Tips to Book a Break

Beneficiaries of After Umbrage are carers of loved ones living with life-limiting conditions. For them, life contains perpetual rounds of hospital visits, form filling in, and sleepless nights. They worry about what the next day will unfold. They are constantly on the go, feeling unwell themselves but have no time for self-care. Furthermore, often they […]