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 and a second-hand clothes shop. 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

  • 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
  • Sounds Good. Do you enjoy all things musical and the spoken word? Come along to Sounds Good which meets on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month for fun, laughter and music. We meet from 1.30 - 3pm in the CARESCO Centre. For more details please click here
  • CARESCO Video. We were delighted to welcome again a team of Y12 students from Sawtry Community College for a week of volunteering with us at the end of July. They were a brilliant group who worked hard all week sorting out our garden, painting a mural in the main Club Room and raising funds through a car wash for us. They also produced a video to promote our organisation which is now available on YouTube, or by scrolling to the bottom of this page. Our thanks to all the students for being such fun to work with.
  • Garfield Weston Foundation. After 13 years of hard wear, some of the flooring in the CARESCO Centre is in need of replacing. Earlier this year we were delighted to be successful in our application to the Garfield Weston Foundation for a grant to replace the carpet in the main corridor when the trustees awarded us £1000 to cover the costs.
  • Friendship Club spaces. There are spaces available on Mondays and Tuesdays for our Friendship Club Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us for a meal and friendship.
  • 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.