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 our Green End Day Club and Thursday 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 Cambs County Council).

CARESCO also edits and publishes the popular Sawtry Eye magazine.

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

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Latest News

  • Donating Electricals Thank you to everyone who so generously donates items to our Charity Shop. Please note, from now on, any electrical items should be handed in at the Man Cave rather than the shop. Our Cavers will PAT all suitable items which will then be for sale via the Man Cave.
  • Foodbank Donations A huge thank you to everyone who made a donation of food or money to Sawtry Foodbank through our Christmas appeal, we have been delighted by your generosity. Please visit our Foodbank page to find out more about our work.
  • Upcoming Fundraising Events To find details of our upcoming events, please visit our fundraising page
  • CARESCO Annual Report Our latest Annual Report is now available, please click here to read it.
  • Sawtry Sport 4 All CARESCO is looking forward to being part of the second Sawtry Sport 4 All on Saturday 11th July 2020.
  • Thank you! The lovely folk at Buckles Solicitors in Peterborough have given us a generous donation of £2000 to help support our work within our local community. Our thanks to them for this funding which helps enable us to provide our services.
  • Food Hygiene Rating We're delighted to have received the results of our recent hygiene inspection by Hunts DC when we have been awarded the top rating of 5 out of 5 yet again. You can see the details on the Food Standards Agency website
  • 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.

Our thanks to Maurice Dybeck for allowing us to share his film made in 1992 showing the range of activities under the CARESCO umbrella at the time.