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

  • All Saints Christmas Tree Festival. Come and support All Saints Church during their second Christmas Tree Festival. Look out for the CARESCO Tree and also the one from the Food Bank. Please visit our events page for details.
  • Vintage Club Christmas Bingo. Come and join the Vintage Club team for an evening of bingo on Friday 11th December at the CARESCO Centre. Please visit our events page for details of our upcoming events.
  • Children's Christmas Activities. On Saturday 12th December, CARESCO will be hosting our first Children's Activity session for the under 8s. Book your place through the CARESCO office at £2 for the first child and £1 for subsequent children. Please visit our events page for details of our upcoming events.
  • The Magic of Christmas. We will be delighted to welcome back the RAF Wyton Voluntary Band to Sawtry on Saturday 19th December. Tickets are now available at £10 each. Please visit our events page for details of our upcoming events.
  • Annual Report. Following our AGM in October, our annual report and financial statements for 2014-15 are now available to download from here..
  • 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.
  • Co-op Food Bank Harvest Donations. Thank you to all the members of the local congregations and the local schools who have made donations of tins and packets of food to us as part of their harvest festivals. Your support helps to make our work possible. Please visit our food bank page to find out more about the scheme.
  • 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.

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.