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 […]

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 […]

Sarah’s Poem written at Kingham Cottage

You know that feeling when you get a lovely surprise? How it makes your day and adds a spring to your step. Everyone around you sees that something has had a big impact on you personally. It can renew your purpose. It can have a lasting effect. This is what Sarah Porter has given After […]

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 […]

Marmalade Insurance supports Free Breaks for Carers

After Umbrage is delighted to announce their exciting fundraising relationship with Peterborough-based motor insurance company, Marmalade Insurance. Marmalade helps you get from A to B by offering innovative and practical insurance products exclusively for young drivers. The company has set up a monthly donation to charity After Umbrage to help keep us on our road […]

Dear After Umbrage, love Sara

As a small charity, we cherish letters from our beneficiaries. We love thank you cards too. This letter, ‘Dear After Umbrage, love Sara’ is rather special. It is a heartwarming, honest, and vulnerable account of being an unpaid carer. Sara Bailey and her family have booked a stay at Kingham Cottage later this year. Sara […]

Adapting to send love to everyone

Every two years, After Umbrage is proud to host its Charity Valentine’s Ball. It is our flagship fundraising event that raised over £9,000 in previous years. This year? Well, of course, we have to do something different. So that we still mark the occasion of Valentine’s Day, we put our thinking caps on and came […]

New partnership to support unpaid carers

After Umbrage is proud to announce a new partnership for 2021 with Don’t Tone Alone CIC (DTA). DTA provides social impact through meaningful wellbeing services, such as online exercise classes. They cater for those with long-term conditions and disabled people, as well as unpaid carers. There is a class for everyone. These range from those […]