How You Can Support CARESCO
Thank you to everyone who has supported us financially over the years. As with most charities, we have to raise the money needed to fund our services, we do this through a number of ways:
The CARESCO Charity Shop is a popular venue for socialising, connection and information as well as for finding a bargain. Opened in 2013 to secure a reliable source of funding, the shop has successfully become our main source of income as well as providing a service in itself. A local low-cost source of pre-loved items, the shop is popular with all ages. With a large team of volunteers working shifts through the week, the shop also provides a friendship and support network for many.
Those who are UK tax payers and donate their unwanted goods to the shop are invited to complete a Retail Gift Aid declaration form so that we can claim back the gift aid on the proceeds from the sale of those items.
We have an ongoing and varied programme of activities throughout the year, co-ordinated by our Fundraising Manager. These include themed music evenings, quizzes, sponsored events, concerts, dances and so on, we also join in with community events such as the annual Sawtry Carnival. All proceeds go towards our on-going running costs.
If you would like details of our latest fundraising activities click here.
Some of our activity teams arrange their own events with the proceeds being used to supplement their group’s offerings. In addition, from time to time, other people or organisations run an event and kindly make us their beneficiary.
We welcome donations from individuals and groups throughout the year. These can be single one-off amounts, or on-going on a regular basis through our Fund Our Future campaign.
Please contact us for more information.
If you are a UK tax payer, please consider gift aiding your personal donations by completing our Gift Aid declaration form so that we can claim back the tax from the government. This will increase the value of your donation by 25% without an additional cost to you.
Donations can also be made via the PayPal donate link in the information panel to the right hand side of this page.
Selling through eBay
From time to time we offer items through eBay. To check out what is currently available, click on the logo click on the logo to open a new tab with our eBay sales page. Why not add us to your 'Saved Sellers' for next time? Free local collection.
Shop online? You can now support CARESCO by doing your internet shopping via our Easyfundraising page. It costs you nothing and the commission from your purchases will help to support our work.
Shop with Amazon? You can now support CARESCO by doing your internet shopping via their AmazonSmile scheme by choosing CARESCO as your favourite charity. It costs you nothing and the commission from your purchases will help to support our work.
We have been supported by Cambridgeshire County Council since the early years with an annual grant aid donation towards supporting our day care clubs, currently known as the Thursday Club, based in Alconbury and the Green End Day Club - originally the Friendship Club (AKA Lunch Club) now combined with the Vintage Club (AKA Sawtry Day Centre).
Over the years we have also benefited from other grants from local parish councils and other organisations.
Legacies & Funerals
In their time of grief, some families are kind enough to nominate CARESCO to receive a collection taken at the funeral of a loved one who has benefited from our services. We also welcome legacies so, if you are able to do so, please think of us when you are writing your will.
Please contact us for more information if you are thinking of supporting us in this way.
CARESCO is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.
Without the support of the general public though donations, ticket sales, charity shop sales or by any other means, we would not be able to run our range of services for the local community. We are grateful for them all, no matter how big or small the contribution.