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 services offered to our local community, including day care for the elderly, our community printing service, our Friday drop-in cafe, our carers support and befriending service, a music-based social group, a Christmas Day party and our charity shop which helps to fund our activities.
In partnership with other organisations we also support the local foodbank (working with the local churches) and the village car scheme (working with Cambs County Council).
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.
Dates for your diary We have some upcoming events over the coming months, so get your diaries out and make a note. Our Afternoon Cream Tea will take place on Wednesday 15th August at The Manor while our Family Treasure Hunt will take place on Sunday 19th August. We would love you to join us!
Sewing & Craft Workshops Do you enjoy sewing, or would like to learn new skills, click here to find out more about our ongoing programme of workshops.
We'll Meet Again! Come and join us for a 1940s themed evening of music and dancing on Saturday 20th October. Our thanks to Jacqui and Carolyn for making us one of the beneficiaries along with the Poppy Appeal, click here to download the poster for more information.
Drinks Quiz Sheet Do you enjoy the challenge of a quiz? Why not pick up a copy of our latest quiz sheet and have fun over the summer completing the answers? The deadline for completed answers is 30th September. Available from the CARESCO Centre and our Charity Shop.
Chatterbox We are delighted to welcome local carers to come along to our Chatterbox sessions on the second and fourth Monday of the month at the CARESCO Centre, from 2 - 4pm. The group offers support and information for anyone in an unpaid caring role. We are regularly joined by representatives from such organisations as the Carers Trust who can also offer professional support and assessments.
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.