“Helping children live ordinary lives in extraordinary circumstances”

Local Amenities

Cottenham is a picturesque village just north of Cambridge. It has a wide range of amenities including two GP surgeries, a dental surgery, a pharmacy, a library, shops, pubs, restaurants and take-aways. There is also a Co-op and a Post Office. Buses link the village to the local cities of Ely and Cambridge.

There is a branch of The Cambridge Building Society in the village but the closest banks are NatWest and Barclays in Histon, about 3 miles away. All other major banks are situated in Cambridge.

Cottenham has three different churches in the village. All Saints’ is the Anglican parish church and there are also Baptist and Salvation Army places of worship. The Methodist church closed in November 2007 but has been refurbished as a Community Centre with a coffee shop. Other places of worship can by found in nearby Cambridge.

Cottenham Shops

Community Support

Our links to people, businesses and charities we support.

Burwell Print

Burwell Community Print Centre is a Social Training Enterprise which provides support to people with learning difficulties, known as Printers, who are involved in all aspects of running the company. They also do our printing!


Support 4 Sunflowers is a registered charity which supports Sunflowers Care and enables children to have extra treats and their stay enhanced. Details of fundraising events and how to get involved can be found by visiting their facebook page


Thank you

Huge thanks to The Liam Fairhurst Foundation ( and the family of Matthew Sagar Gray for generously sponsoring of our Sensory and Therapy Room.


A massive ‘thank you’ to all the family and friends who helped us along the way to make 197 such a special place.


Child using tablet