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Compassion in Action CEO selected for UK-wide storytelling project


Compassion in Action’s CEO has been featured in a unique voluntary project celebrating female entrepreneurship. Pam Gilligan was selected from thousands of applicants to take part in #SheCan365, which told the stories of 365 female entrepreneurs over 365 consecutive days in exactly 365 words. The original website has since received a ‘Best Blog’ nomination from […]

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Domestic abuse survivor unites community to support Compassion in Action


A domestic abuse survivor has been collecting food donations for the Leigh-based charity that helped her to start afresh. Mum-of-three Sarah, 33, has been supporting Compassion in Action (CIA) to ensure isolated families receive essential items during lockdown. Our Chief Executive Officer, Pam Gilligan, has praised Sarah for bringing together her neighbourhood to help vulnerable […]

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Free food hampers for COVID-19 families in crisis


Compassion in Action (CIA) has distributed nearly 2,000 free food hampers and hot meals to vulnerable people in Leigh who are self-isolating and impacted by Coronavirus. Individuals and families who have been referred to Compassion in Action (CIA) will receive the equivalent of a full week’s shop delivered direct to their door. Each hamper contains […]

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Community Cadets take part in empowering art project


Community Cadets from Leigh have been learning about how Lancashire’s historical female political activists were portrayed in the media of their time. The innovative community art project is led by local artists Helen Mather and Anna FC Smith. It explores how members of the Leigh Female Reform Society in 1819 were called “witches” – repurposing […]

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Dream! Believe! Achieve!


Congratulations to Kelly Cardwell, Compassion in Action Community Village resident. While Kelly has been at Compassion in Action, she has successfully learned all aspects of how to ‘Love Where she lives’ Kelly  has now moved on from Compassion in Action and is now living in the community. Best wishes from all the team at Compassion […]

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Community Village residents ‘Get Technical’


On behalf of our residents at Compassion in Action Community Village we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Wigan Council for providing assistive technology training at Patrick House, on Thursday 20th February. Our residents really enjoyed the session and found it very helpful!

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Food distribution centre receives 5 star award


We are very proud to have achieved a Level 5 award Food hygiene rating during our latest visit from Wigan Council at our Food Distribution Centre. Last year we supported a total 1853 families and vulnerable adults with food in the Wigan Borough. All of our food hampers are tailored to each individual or family […]

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Veterans Breakfast Launches 2020


Due the success of our Veterans Brunch which has been running on a weekly basis since October 2015, we have now decided to extend our support by launching our very own ‘Veterans breakfast Club.’ The group currently meet for our Veterans brunch in our Community Café, every Thursday 10-12pm which includes a two-course homemade meal […]

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