January – What’s happening this month by O-DM form
Life in the 6th form currently is focused on the upcoming mock examinations. We have had lots of guidance on how to make revision plans which take into account the other commitments we have from our form tutors and we have had assemblies covering the importance of preparation for these exams too. Now all we have to do is our best and see what we can learn from the experience!
Year 13 students have been going on interviews for university places and many of us have been really happy with the offers that have been coming in. Quite often it has been our first choice university that has made us an offer of a place so we are relieved and now know that all the time and effort we spent on our personal statements and UCAS applications has paid off.
Year 12 had a visit very recently from CASUS-Cambridgeshire child and adolescent substance use service. The talk was about drugs that are commonly misused by our age group. We learned about the effects of the drugs both in the short and long term and also the legal situation surrounding the subject. We also had the opportunity to ask any questions that we had of our own. It was really informative and gave us a much better understanding of the topic.
Our experiences of CASS (Class and School Support) by Britany and Tyler O-VB
I do CASS with a year 7 French class. Every lesson I go to the class and the teacher really appreciates my help and I enjoy doing it. Some lessons I work with an individual student, but others I work with the whole class. I love being able to do something different in the class every week. By Britany
For my CASS, I go to a Year 7 boys PE class. This term their sport is swimming. At the beginning of the term, three boys couldn’t swim. I mentored the boys over the course of the seven weeks and now you wouldn’t notice the boys once couldn’t swim. The CASS programme not only benefits the pupils, but also the sixth form student themselves. By Tyler
Business Gold Dust Enrichment Programme
On the week commencing the 28th November, the Business Gold Dust Team led a focused pitch analysing bids towards a hypothetical business scenario. The team presented this on Friday 2nd December, in front of senior management including Mr Parsons and Mr Bridgeman. For several weeks the team have been preparing and analysing business data, to form a SWOT analysis based presentation. In the weeks commencing to the pitch, we were supplied with the initial business background knowledge, from which we had to use in order to form a judgement on the given proposals to result in a decision. From this, following the presentation the team received valuable feedback that will now be used to prepare for the official event in March 2017, where we could be entered into a National Competition.
Warwick university maths talks by George Year 12 O-AK
On the 23rd of November a group of year 12 and 13 maths students embarked on a trip to Warwick University to attend their annual maths talks. These maths talks are aimed to inspire children of our age to pursue their passion in the field at a higher level. This meant that the talks were engaging, fun but also gave an insight into areas of the subject we never knew existed, an example of this would be James Grime who talked about code breaking throughout history. Apart from the talks the students got a taste of the university’s campus and university style teaching.
All of the students agreed that the day was informative and engaging, and we would recommend the trip to anybody in the future with an interest in the subject. Overall the talks opened our eyes as students and allowed us to explore the boundaries of mathematics.
NHS Discovery Day by Anna Year 12
On the 17th of November I attended an NHS careers day run by Anglia Ruskin University, along with several other students from year 12 and 13. The day was focused on individuals who are interested in a job within the health sector. The day began with a few talks about what some jobs entail, specifically nursing. We also heard a first-hand experience of what a nursing degree involves from a student attending the University. It was quite a unique experience to hear directly the highs and lows of the degree from someone who’s actually gone through the process. The morning session was very worthwhile as we all gained skills on how to write a personal statement and adapt it to the degree we’re applying for, and also the skills we need to possess to stand out against other applicants. Additionally there was a skills lab where we were able to perform CPR on practice dummies, learn the correct way to wash hands in a hospital environment and make up a hospital bed. These were all valuable skills that will be required in a nursing career.
Later on in the day we visited Peterborough City Hospital to be given a tour of a chosen department. I personally chose to be shown Pathology. It was extremely interesting to see behind the scenes of a hospital. The sheer amount of work that is needed to be completed, thousands of blood tests each representing one individual, gave a completely new perspective of how a hospital actually functions. I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in the health sector to attend a taster day, you learn so much and really get an insight of what it takes to work in the NHS.
Remembrance Day 2016
Today staff and students at the academy observed a 2 minutes silence as part of our act of remembrance. In addition we were proud to host our own memorial service, with representatives from the local community, British Legion and nursery groups. Our own students, who serve in various Cadet units did an excellent job in leading the parade and they were supported by others who gave readings. Well done to Sixth Former Molly, who lead the parade.
Cricket Tour of South Africa by Connor O-LH
As a member of the Huntingdonshire Country Cricket team I had the opportunity to tour South Africa in October 2016; this was a life changing experience that has created memories that will stick with me for many years to come. We spent a week in the Johannesburg region before flying to Cape Town where we spent another week. Although the tour was cricket-based, it was packed with many excursions which gave me a wonderful insight into South African culture and lifestyle.
On the cricketing side of things, we played five matches with one being abandoned due to heavy storms the previous night. All of the games were of a shorter format, which enabled us to do other activities on the mornings of games. We played against a mixture of school and club sides, with the quality of opposition being of a very high calibre, and the conditions took a bit of time to adapt to. As a result, it helped to develop my cricketing skills – being out in the middle and experiencing first-hand the South African way of playing the game.
From an educational perspective, we visited the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. We were able to visit and take pictures of the exact prison cell Mandela had stayed in which gave a fantastic insight into South African history.
One further experience that will stay with me for a long time was a trip into the Mbekweni Township to teach some cricket at a school. The delight on the children’s faces was clear to see and I was amazed at just how much natural talent these children had, considering the extreme circumstances they lived under.
A further great experience I had was the opportunity to stay with two different host families. This was a fantastic opportunity to experience the South African way of life and share many stories with the families; I hope to stay in touch with them for years to come.
We also had the chance to see a lot of South African wildlife. In Cape Town, we visited a Crocodile Farm, a Lion Park and a Chimp Sanctuary on various days but for me, arguably, the best experience of the whole tour was going on a safari at a private game reserve in Johannesburg and staying there overnight. Being somebody who is scared of almost every living animal, I was rather apprehensive when I arrived. This was not helped when I walked into my room to find two monkeys sitting on the windowsill trying to get into the room. As I looked out of the window I could see there were at least ten of them swinging across the branches of the trees located out of my bedroom window. At this point, I was wishing I’d stayed at home and the safari had not even begun!
The safari itself actually turned out to be a truly amazing experience and something I never thought I would see. From lions to zebras, and giraffes to buffalos, I had the chance to see a number of incredible animals up close in their natural habitat – a completely different experience to seeing them behind a fence at a zoo!
Other notable trips included taking a Cable Car up to the top of Table Mountain (one of the recognised seven wonders of nature on Earth) and going to Newlands and Centurion (two of the biggest cricket grounds in South Africa) to watch matches. Overall, the tour was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that gave me many great experiences and memories that will remain with me for the rest of my life.
Connor Parnell (O-LH)
Thoughts on applying to university
Applying to university has been more time consuming than I originally expected especially accompanied with the amount of work that comes with starting year 13. However, the professional help received made the process a lot easier as it was reassuring to know what was good and what needed improving in my personal statement. Many students are excitedly discussing universities and going on open days, often not quite believing it’s happening so soon. The general feel of year 13 is much different to year 12 as there is now an almost tangible goal which does add pressure but also makes the work and effort feel more meaningful.
Hannah, O-MAS Year 13
Sixth form so far, September 2016
Well, my third week of sixth form is nearly over. The past three weeks have gone by like a blur. Yet, my first day seems ages ago at the same time. Sixth form is a lot different to anything I’d experienced before. The limitations of school evaporated and at first it was hard to cope.
On my first day I had only one lesson! Well, technically I had two, but form time was extended into period 1 to give out timetables etc, so I had three frees. I had one question, what am I supposed to do? I had been given no work, so I was lost. All these wonderful free lessons in the first week and not a lot of homework yet, I did the only thing that I know to do, I sat and read. The funny thing was, by the end of the week I was exhausted. I thought a lot about the sixth form over the weekend and all the changes to the school site since I left in June.
It’s odd how little I’ve seen of the school before sixth form. Since being here I have barely left the Sixth Form Centre, History block, Café and Library, it’s surreal in a way as these were unexplored parts of the school to me from years 7 to 11.
I’m getting used to the ‘laid-back’ ness of the sixth form. At the start this freaked me out, the funny thing is I missed shuffling from room to room and doing five lessons day, every day. Of course, I don’t now, I do regular work and study and a period of student support each week.
Week two was even better, now I understood what the heck was going on and I had two lessons on Monday, so it wasn’t so odd. I knew my way around the Sixth Form Centre and now realised it wasn’t dominated by scary year 13’s.I felt more comfortable, my second week was great fun. I like how the teachers treat us like adults in the lessons and as the group sizes are small, the lessons feel more like a conversation than a lesson. Sixth form really is fun, I enjoy buying food in the café, it’s different to the canteen and I’ve made a few new friends including one from Czechoslovakia. I now am getting more homework which finally filled those ‘free’ periods. It’s a bit like time paradox if you will, the same thing week in, week out. It’s a fun paradox though.
Week three has been pretty much the same as week two, nice teachers, nice lessons, fun times in the sixth form centre, nice food and some grit and zest (which I’m not keen on yet). I like it, maybe a relaxed routine, but it is one. And it is nice that the only subjects I do are the subjects I want to do, instead of confusing mental maths or science. It’s like a burden of rule and control has been lifted which is a fine exchange for the burden of the hard work and eventual A Level exams that lie ahead.
I’d say the ‘free’, sorry Mr Carpenter, the ‘private study’ periods are the best part. At first they freaked me out, but I like the fact that I can use them to do my homework in them.
So after three weeks, I can now clearly see why Ofsted believed that the sixth form was good over the past few years, as I think it is the best part of Sawtry Village Academy.
Thanks for reading this article and going on the sixth form website.
Billy O-STP Year 12
Thoughts of a sixth former who joined Sawtry from another sixth form
My first attempt at sixth form didn’t go to plan (not at Sawtry). Sawtry allowed me to join them and start my A’Level studies again. Since then I have gone on to get massively improved grades, I was really pleased with my AS results and hope to further improve next year. They’ve been very supportive in order to get me to a stage where I feel happy with my progress and the work I produced. If anybody was looking to re-sit year 12 then I’d recommend coming to Sawtry as they will put the time in to make sure you improve.
The sixth formers had a very enjoyable silly sports day today. We had a sack race, obstacle course whilst carry a ladle of water, connect 4 with hoops and of course a game involving water bombs. After break we had a game of rounders which was a very enjoyable end to an amazing year.
Cambridge University Visit
On Thursday 14th July, ten year 12 students went to visit St. Catharines College, Cambridge University to learn more about the application, interview and teaching process. Chris Waugh, the schools liaison officer, gave an informative presentation on the steps taken for a university application, what entry requirements they look for, how the interview process works and what admissions tests there were. This information was useful as it could also be applied to other university applications, not just University of Cambridge. He gave us a tour of the college, looking at the bar and library. Dr Nora Berend gave a taster lecture on medieval history, which demonstrated the style of teaching in the majority of universities. Overall, the day was quite useful and informative, especially the information about the application process and personal statements and he suggested that 80% of your statement should be focussed on academic achievements and which subjects you chose.
St Catharine’s College library and bar & Kings College, Cambridge.
Volunteer Week 11th – 15th July
We are very proud of our sixth form students for the way that they are embracing volunteer week. This year we are supporting Age UK, Macmillan, Caresco, Sue Ryder and Destiny Africa. All the year 12 students have chosen which charity they would like to support this week, and they have planned and organised all the activities they will take part in themselves. Activities planned range from leaflet drops, cake sales, BBQ’s, rounders matches, form competitions, sponsored cycle rides, bucket collections to a school fete on Friday.
We think it is very important to raise the awareness of helping charities whether that’s by fundraising, raising awareness of the charity generally or helping out in other ways. The group supporting Caresco for instance are helping out with their Vintage club http://caresco.org.uk/?page=daycentre&m=activities on one of the days which we are sure will be rewarding for the students and attendees alike.
Volunteer week is a good opportunity for students to use skills such as event management, how to communicate effectively, maybe with groups of people they are not used to talking to, team building, being organised, how to promote an event effectively, dealing with unforeseen problems, time management, to name a few. These transferable skills enrich our students and we hope that the things they learn this week will stay with them as they prepare to leave the academy at the end of year 13 next year. Above all we hope that by helping others, they will have fun whilst being a good citizen.
Here are a few photos from the week so far.
Sixth Form Pledge Day 5th July 2016
This Pledge day Sixth Form spent the day at sessions teaching us about budgeting and finance. In the first session we played a board game on budgeting, whereby you had a set amount of money and had to start by paying off bills and then roll the dice, picking up debt, credit or choice cards as you play the game. It gave us a taster of what it’s like to have to decide where your money goes each month, and choose between going out and having fun or, for example, fixing a broken boiler. For our second session we had to prepare a list of food that suited a certain price range and the food had to provide us a week’s worth of meals. Many found it tricky to have to cut down on what you would really like to eat so that a small amount of money could last the whole week. Next we had an informative talk on credit cards and how they work. This involved calculating how much interest you would get charged by credit card companies in certain situations. Our last session had us working out what type of person we are with money; if we like spending it easily, buying what we need, or saving. This was followed by a talk on student finance and researching how much money we would be likely to require for university including accommodation, university fees, shopping and a social life. Overall it was a useful day preparing us for the difficulties that come with budgeting!
UCAS Fair at Bedford University 21st June 2016
Year 12 were given the opportunity to go along to a UCAS fair which was held at Bedford University. The fair was arranged by sixth form staff as they hoped it would inspire and educate us to make possibly one of the biggest decision in our lives so far… which course and university to attend? On our arrival we were met by a student who attends the university and she gave us a warm welcome to the event whilst scanning our tickets and handing us lanyards and wristbands.
The fair was spread around the campus with over 150 different institutions to explore and discover. There were 2 different areas covered by the different universities that be on the sports field and in the sports hall, where there were onsite members of staff to usher and direct us around.
When walking around the stands the university representatives were friendly to approach and enthusiastic to talk to you about your decision of the course and to answer any questions you may have. They would also provide you with their university prospectus and guide you to your subject of choice and spend around 5-10 minutes discussing the topic with you, and make sure you grab the freebies as some of them are pretty cool! As well as there were university seminars to attend which took half an hour long talking briefly but going into detail about the subject you are considering to take. I found this opportunity to attend a seminar in a lecture room was a valuable experience.
Going around the different university stands developed a mixture of different emotions. I felt excited to be there and to be able to explore my future and to see it start revealing itself. I enjoyed the atmosphere as there were a lot of people the same age as us from Sawtry also attending from other sixth forms, so it felt busy and claustrophobic at times however we were all in the same boat as each other. I also felt overwhelmed at some points especially when speaking to the different universities and finding out the best route for me and what each route offers. So from this I began my own research into the universities, I advise speaking to your parents is good too as well as reading through the prospectuses.
I would really recommend this trip as I felt I benefited from it and was a successful day as it answered a lot of my questions and also made a lot of new questions.
Almira and Emily getting advice from one of the many university admission tutors that attended the UCAS Convention held at Bedford University.
Cambridge University Application Process Presentation
On Tuesday 12th April 2016, the Schools Liaison Officer for St Catharine’s College Cambridge, Chris Waugh came in to give some Year 11s and 12s an insight into applying for Cambridge and what to expect and include within the application and interview process, as well as sharing some of his experiences on the road to Cambridge and university life.
During the presentation, the entirety of the application process for Cambridge University was explained in a clear and thorough manner. In particular, the presentation explained what information Cambridge University requires from its applicants, followed by explanations of what each of these areas was needed for. In particular, there was a detailed explanation on the information that should go into a good personal statement for Cambridge; this was something very useful to know, not least because of the fact that this stage of the application process seemed to be general enough to be applicable to any University which someone may be considering applying to. The same was true for other stages of the application process, in particular how the interview stage of the application process works, with Chris helping to expose some myths which have been created over interviews at Cambridge.
Chris also told the students some useful general information on applying to university and spoke about the courses that he studied with some general insights into university life. He also gave students an opportunity to ask questions, answering all the questions in a thorough and informative manner. Overall, the presentation was worthwhile and informative, explaining the stages of applying to Cambridge in some detail, which were also applicable to other universities, hence making them useful to those who don’t want to go to Cambridge, while also providing some useful and interesting points on university life.
Luke Suckling and Daniel Tortoise
Careers evening by O-MAS tutor group
Sawtry Village Academy hosted their annual options and careers evening for upcoming GCSE students and any students looking to go to university or college. An informative assembly was delivered to parents to answer any queries by our helpful staff. The huge variety of career stands allowed students to receive a broad understanding of the different future pathways available to them. These included Cambridge universities, Stamford College, National Services and even the Police Force; the NHS were also represented.
The GCSE options, such as PE, Media Studies and Social Sciences, enabled students to receive a wide range of knowledge about each subject. Previous student’s work and course experiences were displayed to give students a more visual perspective on what they will experience during the course of the two years.
Interactive activities were available for students to familiarise themselves with the content that they will be studying on the course. Each subject made their display unique to attract students. For instance, Technology exhibited handmade colourful clothing related to their course.
One parent stated she appreciated the big banners that were set out for each individual subject, in addition brochures were offered to anyone wanting to know more information about their interested subject. All in all, it was a very informative evening.
Review of recent events by Josh Tustanowski
Army drop in.
The sixth form was very fortunate to hold a drop in session for army careers, they covered all aspects imaginable, to name a few topics: how to cope with life away from home, how the immersive camp life will build resilience and lifelong friendships, coupled with a career that’s truly worthwhile and what it’s like to serve during war time. There truly is a job for anyone in the army. I was particularly interested in the scientific opportunities available to me in the Army, and I was surprised to see how many options there were. The two personnel who were at hand today were very helpful, friendly and well informed, many students had a chat with them as they were interested in the military as an option.
In summary, today was a very rewarding experience as it opened up possibilities to numerous students about possible career paths.
Pledges day report:
The school has run another successful, and engaging pledge’s day this month; I was situated in Archers helping Saints students with their service pledge. They ran a personalised easter egg design shop which was an excellent opportunity for students to express themselves creatively by decorating eggs and to gain confidence through having to sell the product. The day was truly worthwhile as it enriched the students personal development in parallel to their studies, by immersing them in new environments to build valuable new skills. It’s crucial to learn to appreciate your community and knowing what you can do for it, so days like these teach valuable lessons.
Thomas Cook – Apprenticeship scheme
Last Friday we had a successful ex-student, Jamie come in for a lunchtime drop in session to discuss what apprenticeships are available within the Thomas Cook franchise. He was discussing how you can apply for an apprenticeship and more importantly why you should apply and what you will get out of it. A while ago Jamie came in to deliver an assembly about how you should be proud of yourself and chase your goals no matter the cost. The session seemed very informal and informative, from some other students opinions they found the session to be a great help.
15th January 2016
Mock Exams, by Lisa Sample O-AK
At Sawtry Village Academy the mock exams are taken very seriously. There is a reason for this, as a year 13 student I can confirm the importance of the mock exams.
Mocks allow you to work on the following:
- Time Management – Can you write fast enough, can you actually complete the paper?
It’s best to find out now, so you can work on this for the real exams in the summer, after all, practice makes perfect.
- Organisation – Are you ready? Do you know what room/ seat you will be in? Are you punctual, do you have the correct equipment?
Organisation is the key to success, get ready and be prepared.
- Pressure – Can you handle the many pressures exams create? The mocks are the best way to find out if you do struggle, you have until the summer to learn techniques to help you.
Learning to stay calm and not panic, could make a big difference to your performance.
- Are you on course? Again, the mocks will reveal this. In doing so, it will enable you to create or adapt revision timetables and will give you another chance to attend any extra sessions that you will benefit from.
These are just a handful of aspects the mocks will test you on, let alone the criteria for certain subjects. What matters is you and your efforts, treat the mocks as if they were the real ones and YOU WILL benefit from the experience in more ways than you imagine.
3rd December 2015
Members of Mrs Barnsley’s form group are obviously enjoying their form time, which is good to hear!
O-VB is a newly created form group, yet we have had unrivaled success amongst the OAK sixth form house; we came first in the house Christmas Tree competition where we went the extra mile to create a unique stylish design from pipe which went on to be featured to the public to the local Parish church. We also have successfully embraced the PALS programme where we have designed fun and interactive activities to enrich the lower years. We’ve also had an insight into how hard a teacher’s job is, creating a structured activity, delivering it and marking them! As a form we are also very successful at partaking in debates where things get heated in our supportive environment where minds have been opened and changed. Overall O-VB has been an extremely successful and rewarding form to be a part of – and we look forward to winning more competitions!
11th November 2015
Armistice Day at Sawtry Village Academy, by Tom Jackson, year 13
Today at Sawtry Village Academy we honoured the fallen heroes of all wars from 1915 to the present day. During this myself Thomas Jackson Year 13 a Private in the Army Reserves for 200 HQ Squadron of 158 Royal Logistics Corps lead a Armistice Day ceremony at the Academy accompanied by Cadets in all year groups in the Academy, consisting of Army, Sea and air cadets. We marched from one of the car parks in the Academy and halted at the flag pole. I then proceeded to march and halt at the flag pole and salute, then proceeded to lay a wreath at the base of the flag pole. I then saluted and returned to my position in front of the parade of cadets. We then honoured the fallen with The last post and a 2 minute silence followed by a reading by Mr Rothwell. I then proceeded to march the cadets back to the car park. We then returned back to the flag pole where we had photos taken by the Academy in separate houses, units and corps.
October 2015, Friday Enrichment Assemblies
We have welcomed representatives from several organisations to our sixth form assemblies over the last half term.
On Friday 2nd October, Mark from A Star Future came in to talk to sixth formers about the pros and cons of studying abroad. He outlined what different countries have to offer and what can be gained by studying at a university outside the UK. It was a very interesting insight into an HE option that maybe a lot of students hadn’t considered previously.
On 9th October, Kate Hurley from Huntingdon Regional College spoke about apprenticeships to the sixth formers. We have a number of students who were interested in this option as opposed to going to university and they found the talk very informative. A number stayed behind after the presentation to discuss it further.
Following on from this, Aimee Regan from 3aaa Apprenticeships gave a lunchtime talk to interested students. Aimee’s role involves supporting schools to develop pathways for young people interested in accessing apprenticeships as a progression option at the end of their study. 3aaa specialises in technology based apprenticeships, which includes; IT, Digital marketing, Business and Administration. So many students attended, we had to find a larger room!
On the 16th October we welcomed a representative from the National Citizenship Service (NCS) spoke to the sixth formers about what they offer. See their website for details http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/
Tuesday 29th September 2015
Our McMillan coffee morning took place on Tuesday 29th September, all of the Sixth Formers got together and baked as many cakes as possible to be sold in the café for everyone to give a donation of a minimum of £1 to buy a cake, overall we raised a total of £99.77 to go towards the support for the people in need.
Lorna Parmenter, year 13 student
Wednesday 9th September 2015
Drive to arrive for year 12 Students
The students got a lot out of the day which was run by the Fire Service. This is what some members of Mr Kennedy’s form have reported;
“We learnt a lot about road safety from the perspective of the driver. We learnt this through a variety of 30 minute long activities led by staff from the Cambridgeshire fire brigade and other agencies. We went into a car to do a car crash simulation in which we were shown a video of a car crash caused by someone texting. This along with other videos about the consequences of drink driving were particularly good to develop an understanding of these things”
“It was pretty good, the braking distance exercise was interesting. It turns out I was way off, I would have killed people everytime! The actor was good and I enjoyed the reaction machine”
“We learnt about the dangers of driving and how to stay safe on the road. The most interesting thing I learnt was that a car travelling at 30mph will take 23m to come to a stop. There was a reaction test, which I did not score very well on, but it was enjoyable and interesting”
“I found it to be an eye opener as to the severity of the potential risks of being careless on the road. I know that when I take to the roads, I will be taking much care to ensure the safety of those in the car and out”
16th July 2015
We received this email yesterday from Debbie Howland, Age UK. It reaffirms how valuable the volunteer week is to our students and all those charities that they are supporting:
“Please find attached a couple of photos of Daniels group that helped at one of our Friendship clubs yesterday. I hope they enjoyed it as much as the club members enjoyed having them there, they were delightful and a massive help!”
Community Fundraiser for Age UK
Raising local funds to help local people
14th July 2015
Year 12 students are wholeheartedly embracing raising money for their chosen charities. Today saw car washing and cake sales in school. All the students have enjoyed themselves and raised lots of money in the process.
July 2015, Preparations for Volunteer Week (13th – 17th July) are in full flow.
All Year 12 students are working with one of the following charities; Age UK, Sue Ryder, CARESCO and MacMillan.
Age UK’s vision is for a world where everyone can love later life.
Sue Ryder supports people with complex needs and life-threatening illnesses throughout their pathway of needs across the UK. The charity supports people living with conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, dementia and stroke.
CARESCO is a charity based in Sawtry. It focuses on providing daytime activities for the elderly, housebound and socially isolated.
MacMillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.