CARESCO Centre - 01487 832105 ----- CARESCO Charity Shop - 01487 208026

CARESCO is a unique charity based in the village of Sawtry, near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, which exists to serve the local community in Sawtry and its satellite villages.

Under the CARESCO umbrella are a number of services offered to our local community, including our Green End Day Club, our Man Cave, our Friday drop-in cafe, our carers support group, 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 host the local foodbank (working with the local churches) and the village car scheme (working with Cambridge & Peterborough Combined Authority).

CARESCO also edits and publishes the popular Sawtry Eye magazine.

There are lots of ways you can get involved and help with the work of CARESCO, for an introduction to the whole family of CARESCO activities, download our general leaflet.

Most of our services are run from our own purpose-built CARESCO Centre in the heart of the village.


new building minibus appeal

Latest News

  • Royal Scarecrow Trail - Friday 27th May - Sunday 5th June Our annual visit from the scarecrows is back, but this time with a royal theme for the Queen's Jubilee. Download the list of this year's locations, visit our events page or pick up a copy from the CARESCO Charity Shop or the CARESCO Centre. Thank you to all our hosts!
  • Royal Quiz Sheet - now on sale! Our new quiz sheet is now available for sale, £1.00 per copy, from our Charity Shop or the CARESCO Centre. For more information, download the leaflet or visit our events page. Closing date Friday 8th July 2022
  • Sawtry Sport 4 All SS4A will be back on Saturday 9th July. This is a free community sports event, go to the SS4A website for more information. We need some extra volunteers to help on the day, if you would like to get involved, download the volunteers' poster or visit our events page.
  • Good to Go: Good Governance We are very excited to have been awarded the Good to Go: Good Governance mark by Hunts Forum. This mark ensures that organisations are well run with a good level of internal governance, financial control, management and data protection. Hunts Forum has seen our policies, interviewed us, and then a panel has reviewed the evidence and granted us the mark. You can see the details on the Hunts Forum website or by clicking on the Good Governance Mark on the right.
  • Up for a new Challenge? Are you looking to get involved in 2022? We are always in need of new volunteers to help us to provide our various services. For more information, download our vacancies newsletter, or visit our Vacancies page.
  • Trustee Vacancies We are looking to grow our volunteering team and are currently advertising a number of vacancies. In particular we are recruiting new trustees to help guide CARESCO through the coming months and years as we build on our work through the pandemic and beyond. For more information, visit our Vacancies page.
  • Easter Trail 2022 Thank you to everyone who supported or took part in our trail over Easter. For future events and activities, please visit our events page.
  • Volunteer Car Scheme Co-ordinator Needed Would you like to get involved? Our Car Scheme team are looking for a new co-ordinator and additional drivers to join and help local people with transport to medical appointments. For more information, visit our Vacancies page.
  • Latest Sawtry Eye The most recent issue of the Sawtry Eye is now available to download, please click here to find the link, and all previous issues back to October 2008.
  • CARESCO in 2021 We were busy in 2021 supporting our local community in and around Sawtry! If you'd like to see what we got upto download our poster, with details of some of the numbers involved.
  • CARESCO Minibus Help! We need a new minibus to replace our 15 year old one and help us to continue supporting local people. Any contribution you can make, no matter how big or small, will be very welcome. Please visit our Justgiving page to find out more.
  • New Building After 20 years, our CARESCO Centre is wearing out and we are starting on the work to replace it. Do you have useful skills or knowledge you could use to help us? We would love to hear from you! For more information, download our invitation, or contact us.
  • COVID-19 As restrictions ease, we are still encouraging everyone attending one of our venues to continue to wear face coverings when indoors until seated, please sanitise your hands on entry and during your visit and maintain your social distancing where possible. Let's continue to keep everyone safe!

Activities

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During the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, our Sounds Good music and spoken word group were challenged to write relevant poems. 'We're Still Here' was penned by one of the members as his response to the situation and is here performed by CARESCO staff, trustees and volunteers.

Page last updated: Tue 3 May 2022