Caring for your community


CARESCO is a unique charity based in the village of Sawtry, near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, which exists to serve the local community.

Under the CARESCO umbrella are a number of services offered to our local community, including day care for the elderly, our community print shop, our Friday coffee shop, a car scheme, our befriending service, a music based social group, a Christmas Day party, the food bank and a charity shop which helps to fund our activities. Each is run by a small number of paid staff and a large team of volunteers.

CARESCO also edits and produces the popular Sawtry Eye magazine.

Most of our services are run from our own purpose-built CARESCO Centre in the heart of the village.

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Latest News

  • Sawtry Carnival Come and find us at Sawtry Carnival on Saturday 11th June. We will have a stall outside and our shop team are going to be having a 'smashing time' with their crockery stall. The WI ladies are once again serving tea from our Centre offering the opportunity to have a sit down indoors with a cuppa to catch your breath. We look forward to seeing you there.
  • Volunteers In honour of Volunteers Week (1st - 12th June) we would like to recognise the huge contribution that our volunteers make to CARESCO. We could not do it without you! We are always looking for extra help to enable us to provide our range of services to the local community, so please contact us if you would like to get involved.
  • Tea Dance Thank you to everyone who supported our recent tea dance in St Ives, the band, the dancers and of course all our wonderful volunteers who worked hard to provide teas for everyone. Please click here to see images from the event
  • Food Bank We are looking for new volunteers to join the food bank team in 2016 and help out at the regular sessions. Please download details here or click here to find out more about the food bank and get in touch if you would like to be involved.
  • Recent Events. Thank you to everyone who has supported our recent fundraising events, please watch our website and the Sawtry Eye for our future plans.

To hear more about the work of CARESCO and how you can get involved, please take a look at the following video produced by some students from Sawtry Village Academy.