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

  • 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
  • CARESCO AGM. Our AGM will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd October 2014 in the CARESCO Centre. All are welcome to attend. For more details please click here
  • Shake Rattle and Roll. Our next big fundraising event will be our 1950s themed evening on Saturday 22nd November at the Sawtry Dance Palais, AKA Sawtry Community College. For more details 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.
  • Sawtry Carnival. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make the Sawtry Carnival such a success this year on 7th June. Despite the weather forecast there was a brilliant turn out and a good time was had by all. A big thank you to our friends in the WI who provided the Cream Teas once again this year. We were delighted to be awarded the cup for the Best Stall - did anyone get a photo? If so, please could you email it to us
  • Nearly New. Due to the wonderful success of our charity shop, the trustees reluctantly took the decision to close our Nearly New on 14th February. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this over the past thirty years. It's the end of an era!
  • 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.