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Local families enjoy Supper with Santa


CHILDREN affiliated with Compassion in Action (CIA) have been treated to Supper with Santa at our headquarters on Leigh Road. Forty young people enjoyed a fun and festive meal, and then visited Santa and his elves to receive individual gifts. The evening’s activities took place in an enchanting ‘pop-up grotto’ which has been constructed in […]

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Community Cadets commended by the Mayor of Greater Manchester


The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has commended Compassion in Action (CIA) Community Cadets on their dedication to completing an innovative 12-month programme designed to prepare them for adulthood. The former Leigh MP made a personal visit to our Patrick House headquarters on Leigh Road to present a certificate of achievement to the young […]

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Black and Gold Charity Ball marks 10-year anniversary of Compassion in Action


LOCAL dignitaries, third sector partners and private business owners gathered at Leigh Sports Village to mark the 10-year anniversary of Compassion in Action (CIA) with a spectacular Black and Gold Charity Ball. Special guests included Lord and Lady Smith, Deputy Leader of the Council Keith Cunliffe, Leigh MP Jo Platt and Cllr Sue Greensmith and […]

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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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