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Cadets inspire council leaders with heartfelt presentation


COMPASSION in Action’s (CIA) Community Cadets have delivered a presentation to senior council leaders to mark the one-year anniversary of the scheme. Young people aged eight to 15 addressed managers from Wigan Council’s Children’s Services at our headquarters on Leigh Road. The cadets shared their personal highlights – including visits to GMP’s Mounted Police Unit, […]

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A shining example: Regency Glass awards key catering contract to local charity


THE staff canteen located inside Regency Glass’ new factory has been named PG’s Diner in honour of Pam Gilligan, our Chief Executive Officer. We have also been commissioned to provide on-site catering at the former BICC building – located on Bridgewater Business Park in Leigh. “In these times of austerity, Regency Glass are a shining […]

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Gambling support service celebrates five-year anniversary


TWO charities have marked the five-year anniversary of their partnership – helping Wigan and Leigh residents who are suffering from gambling-related harm. Compassion in Action (CIA) welcomes the team from Beacon Counselling Trust (BCT) to its Patrick House headquarters every Wednesday. People with gambling-related issues – including affected partners, family members and friends – can […]

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Community Cadets honour veterans with D-Day commemorative poem


Compassion in Action (CIA) Community Cadets paid tribute to the borough’s veterans on the 75th anniversary of D-Day – dedicating a moving poem of thanks to our heroes. The young people, who meet weekly on Monday evenings at Patrick House, worked together to compose the verse, which begins:   There are not words big enough, […]

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GMP visit for Community Cadets


Members of the Compassion in Action Community Cadets have visited Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to spend time with the force’s officers, horses and dogs. The children, who are aged eight to 15, enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mounted Police Unit’s stables in Hough End, Chorlton and met police dogs – including German Shepherds – […]

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Patrick House hosts annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast


A host of local dignitaries and faith representatives gathered at Patrick House in Leigh for the annual Mayor of Wigan’s Prayer Breakfast last Friday. Cllr Sue Greensmith was joined by her consort Allen Greensmith, along with special guests Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester; Wigan Council’s Executive Leader David Molyneux and Chief Executive Alison McKenzie-Folan; […]

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Compassion in Action signs ‘forces-friendly’ Covenant pledge


Compassion in Action are proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant in recognition of their continuing support to veterans. The Leigh-based charity held its first brunch for ex-armed forces and Royal British Legion members in October 2015. An immediate success, the friendship group continues to meet weekly on Thursdays at Compassion in Action’s Leigh […]

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MP Jo Platt visits CIA


Compassion in Action were honoured to have a visit by our MP Jo Platt this month, @JoPlattMP who toured our Atherton branches and prepared an emergency hamper for delivery, our heartfelt thanks to Jo for taking the time to come along to CIA and look at the work we do in our local community.

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