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 community projects including day care for the elderly, housebound and socially isolated, our community print shop, a drop-in coffee shop and a second-hand clothes shop. 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 our own purpose-built CARESCO Centre in the heart of the village.

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Latest News

  • Happy Birthday. Congratulations to the team at our charity shop as they celebrate the end of their first year of trading. For more details please click here
  • Sounds Good. We are delighted to launch our new group for people who enjoy all things musical and the spoken word. For more details please click here
  • Super Hero Race Night. Thank you to the wonderful members of the Sawtry Small Business Partnership for their brilliant Superheroes Race Night on Friday 21st March when a great time was had by all.
  • Movie Magic. Thank you to everyone who supported us by attending our Movie Magic evening with the RAF Wyton voluntary Band on 22nd February. Thanks also to the Band members and especially to the Military Wives Choir for giving up their evening to come and entertain us.
  • Nearly New. Due to the wonderful success of our charity shop, the trustees reluctantly took the decision to close our Nearly New on 14th February. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this over the past thirty years. It's the end of an era!
  • Sawtry British Legion Quiz Night. Thank you to the organisers of the recent Quiz Night. The CARESCO folk had a brilliant evening and managed to come an honourable 3rd.
  • Lunch Club spaces. There are spaces now available on Mondays and Tuesdays for our Lunch Club Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us for a meal and friendship.
  • Music Quiz Answers. Thank you to everyone who supported our recent music quiz, here are the answers to put you out of your misery.
  • NEW Christmas Day 2013 Photo Gallery. Visit our Photo Gallery to see images from our recent celebrations.
  • Annual Report 2012-13. Our Latest Annual Report is now available to download
  • Our latest Financial Statement for 2012-13 is available to download here.
  • Marjorie Dybeck. Have a look at our page celebrating the life of our founder and first President Marjorie.
  • New Desktop Gadget. If you have Windows 7 or Vista you can now show your support for CARESCO by downloading our new Desktop Gadget, which provides quick links to our webshop as well as a live feed of news about the latest at CARESCO.