Home of Compassion enjoy Pie and a Pint

Home of Compassion residents, in Thames Ditton, ventured out to a local landmark to join the CHEER charity for their Pie and A Pint event at the Marquis of Granby in Esher.

CHEER are a local charity that provide companionship for lonely elderly folk in East Elmbridge with volunteers who give their time for a cuppa and a chat.  They also assist with filling out forms for benefits and allowances, which can be perplexing even for younger more able citizens.

The Pie and A Pint was the brainchild of Mark Mitchelmore, who runs CHEER, as a social event to get people out of their homes and chatting to someone new.  Due to the quantity of contacts Mark has, each time a new mix of chaps congregate and the Home of Compassion joined in the fun and found plenty of new friends for a few of our male residents.  As with many homes, the female residents do outnumber the males considerably, so any occasion that can get the men out and about mixing with new faces is a welcome break.  Good food and a swift pint helped matters along nicely.

Victor, aged 95, thoroughly enjoyed himself and when asked if he liked the event exclaimed “yes, very much so, all the people were nice.  But next time I will only have a snack for breakfast.  The food was good but there was just too much of it”.  This was true of all the Home of Compassion attendees, none of us had room for the delicious desserts on offer.

Be rest assured that the Home of Compassion will be returning the favour and inviting CHEER and it’s men over for a lunch soon and we will certainly be joining them for Pie and A Pint again.

Home of Compassion provides residential, nursing and dementia care in a luxurious care home, set in delightful surroundings in the heart of Thames Ditton. The impressive Grade II* mansion has been recently restored and extended to create an extremely comfortable, modern care home which sets new standards for care for up to 70 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Home of Compassion and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5406 or enquiries@CaringHomes.org

Home of Compassion

Home Manager

Avril Jones


58 High Street,
Thames Ditton,

0808 223 5406
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