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, a car scheme, our befriending service, a Christmas Day party 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 our own purpose-built CARESCO Centre in the heart of the village.

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Latest News

  • Sawtry Foodbank We are very excited to be involved with the Sawtry Churches in setting up a foodbank in Sawtry. Please click here to find out more.
  • Christmas Day Party. Thank you to everyone who joined in our Christmas Day Party on 25th December. We had a wonderful day of food, fun and friendship.
  • Postponed Event. Sadly we have had to postpone our Last Night at the Proms concert booked for Saturday 7th February. We will advertise the new date as soon as it has been agreed.
  • Shake Rattle and Roll. A big thank you to everyone who helped with or supported our latest fundraising event on 22nd November especially the wonderful Maggi and the team at Salon 42 for sponsoring the hair and make-up of the volunteers.
  • 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
  • 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.