Fleet-based Charity Compassion to Host Summer Family Fun Day at New HQ

Fleet-based Charity Compassion to Host Summer Family Fun Day at New HQ

Local families are invited to a free Family Fun Day being held by Compassion UK, one of the UK’s largest child development charities, to celebrate the move to its new office premises in Fleet, Hampshire.

There is something for all the family at the Fun Day including a free BBQ!  Come along and try your hand at African drumming, beat the high score on the water challenge, enjoy the bouncy castle and take a trip through the incredible Compassion Experience where you can visit another world without leaving your own.

Compassion Family Fun Day

Date: Saturday 14 July 2018

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: free

Address: Compassion House, Barley Way, Fleet, GU51 2UT

Justin Dowds, CEO of Compassion UK, says that the charity is “really excited” to have moved into its new home in Hampshire:


We can’t wait to be part of the community around Fleet and north Hampshire. We look forward to welcoming local families to our fun day where they can get to know more about Compassion and experience some of the amazing work we do to release children from poverty.

Compassion Experience

The Compassion Experience is a mobile trailer space which allows people to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a developing country.

The trailer houses the interactive, tactile, audio and visual stories of Sameson, a boy from Ethiopia, and Shamim, a girl from Uganda. Both Sameson and Shamim grew up experiencing the vulnerability, restrictions, and dangers that poverty brings in their respective cultures and contexts.

Compassion Experience

“The Compassion Experience enables visitors to experience another world without leaving their own,” explains Compassion UK’s Caroline Cameron. “Most importantly the presentation offers a message of hope for children sponsored through our world-class child sponsorship development programme”

In addition to being available to visit on the Saturday during the Family Fun Day the Compassion Experience vehicle will also be open 11-4pm on Sunday 15 July.

Compassion House

Christian charity Compassion UK purchased the new office building on Barley Way, and moved in on 21st May from its previous home in Weybridge. The building, which has been completely refitted by the charity, including improved disability access, and solar panels to help reduce the charity’s carbon footprint, has been legally and affectionately renamed ‘Compassion House’.

For further information visit the Compassion Experience website.

Becca Stanley

Words by Becca Stanley


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Compassion UK Christian Child Development, registered charity in England and Wales (1077216) and Scotland (SC045059). A company limited by guarantee, Registered in England and Wales company number 03719092. Registered address: Compassion House, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UT.