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 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

  • Seeking Volunteers. We are currently recruiting new volunteers to join our Vintage Club team. If you have time and skills you could offer, please contact us to find out more. For more details about the Club please click here
  • Food Bank We are looking for new volunteers to join the food bank team and help out at the regular sessions. Please click here to find out more and get in touch if you would like to be involved.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.