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 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

  • Vacancy We are currently looking for an additional part-time duty manager to work in our charity shop. Please click here to find out more.
  • Christmas Day Party A big thank you to everyone who joined to celebrate on Christmas Day, it was a lovely day and the food as always was wonderful. Please click here to find out more about the day and visit our photo gallery to see images from the day and previous years.
  • 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.
  • SSBP Christmas Fayre. Thank you to our lovely friends at the Sawtry Small Business Partnership for organising their Christmas Fayre. Proceeds were split between Sawtry First Responders and CARESCO.

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.