Afternoon tea treat for villagers in Sawtry

HPT news 28 CARESCO volunteers Pat Ayres (left) and Helen Trebes preparing 90 special afternoon teas

HPT news 28 CARESCO volunteers Pat Ayres (left) and Helen Trebes preparing 90 special afternoon teas for delivery PICTURE: Chris French - Credit: Chris French

A Sawtry-based charity has been delivering afternoon teas to people in the village.

CARESCO's Gill Robinson (left) and Pat Ayres busy sorting strawberries for 90 aftrnoon teas
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CARESCO's Gill Robinson (left) and Pat Ayres busy sorting strawberries for 90 aftrnoon teas PICTURE: Chris French - Credit: Chris French

Volunteers from CARESCO prepared 90 boxes, which contained the traditional crustless sandwiches, cakes and scones with cream and jam.

Frustrated by the lockdown and not being able see those who attend its many social groups, the charity decided to provide a treat to its members.

CARESCO chairman, Tina Campbell, said: “During the pandemic, we’ve really missed all those we support in the community. The afternoon teas were very well received, but the best part perhaps was the 90 doorstep chats our volunteers had with those who usually attend our many social groups. The past few months have been strange and challenging for us all, but CARESCO will continue to provide vital services. I am pleased to say that our shop in Greenways is now open again, so we look forward to seeing new and familiar faces.”

For updates on CARESCO’s day-care clubs, carers group, music group, Man Cave repair centre and charity shop, call: 01487 832 105 or go to: www.caresco.org.uk.


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