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 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 foodbank 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

  • Vacancy. We are currently recruiting a new co-ordinator for our Good Neighbours Scheme. Please visit our vacancies page to download the details, job description & application form. Closing date Monday 6th July 2015.
  • Body Shop Evening. We are once again hosting a Body Shop evening at our Centre on Friday 3rd July. Please visit our events page to find out more.
  • Sawtry Carnival 2015. Thank you to everyone who supported us at the Carnival, the bottle of whisky was won by Alan and the teddy bear by Gill Our thanks also to the ladies of Sawtry WI for organising the teas and to the Gardening Club for their generous donation from plant sales.
  • CARESCO Shop Grand Sale. Our first ever Grand Sale was a huge success and proved very popular. Many thanks to the team for all their hard work and to our loyal customers for their support.
  • CARESCO Barn Dance. Our next big fundraising event will be our barn dance at Sawtry Community College on Saturday 3rd October. Please visit our events page to find out more.
  • Quiz Supper. A big thank to to everyone who supported the Sawtry Day Centre team at their Quiz Supper on Saturday 18th April. The evening was a sell out and raised over £550 for the club's social fund.
  • Foodbank We are very excited to be involved with the Sawtry Churches in setting up a foodbank distribution centre in Sawtry. Please click here to find out more and get in touch if you would like to be involved.
  • Seeking Trustees. We are currently recruiting new trustees to join our team and get involved with running our charity. If you have time and skills you could offer, please contact us to find out more. For more details about our trustees please click here
  • New Desktop Gadget. If you have Windows 7 or Vista you can now show your support for CARESCO by downloading our Desktop Gadget, which provides quick links to our webshop as well as a live feed of news about the latest at CARESCO.