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Over 300 Easter eggs donated to Compassion in Action’s annual appeal


More than 300 Easter eggs were donated to Compassion in Action’s (CIA) annual appeal – thanks to the generosity of the Leigh community. With substantial support from Leigh Centurions RLFC and SuperLeigh, the 2022 appeal also had the backing of Spinning Gate Shopping Centre, Nationwide Building Society, Costa Coffee and NatWest, as well as Leigh […]

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Exploring Cllr Greensmith’s life of service on International Women’s Day 2022


Cllr Sue Greensmith was guest of honour at a Ladies’ Luncheon held at Compassion in Action’s headquarters to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD). The former Mayor of Wigan Borough, who served her term in 2018 to 2019, spoke to an audience of 25 Leigh residents about her journey in local government. Sue was […]

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Egg donations invited to Compassion in Action’s Easter Appeal 2022


COMPASSION in Action (CIA) – and its official partners Leigh Centurions RFLC and SuperLeigh – are inviting egg donations for their annual Easter Appeal, which is now in its thirteenth year. Vulnerable families who have been referred to the charity by local agencies will receive an egg for each child during a delivery effort that […]

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Leigh Centurions signing Edwin Ipape visits Compassion in Action


LEIGH Centurions’ recent signing Edwin Ipape has been welcomed as a special guest at Compassion in Action’s headquarters by CEO Pam Gilligan. The 23-year-old Papua New Guinea international, who plays as a hooker for the club, visited Patrick House on 2 March. He presented Pam and the CIA team with a signed shirt, as well […]

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Fire Service supports NHS vaccination roll out with new dedicated phoneline


Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is once again stepping up to help Greater Manchester respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and make sure as many people as possible are offered their COVID vaccinations this year. Working together with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care (GMHSC) Partnership the Service has launched a dedicated phoneline to […]

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Christmas Toy Appeal 2021 attracts record donations


A RECORD-BREAKING number of donations have been made to Compassion in Action’s annual Christmas Toy Appeal – all made possible by the ongoing support of local businesses and the community every year. Nearly 400 vulnerable families will receive free food hampers and brand-new toys thanks to a united community effort. Speaking to volunteers, who are […]

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Compassion in Action ‘honoured’ to receive Excellence Badge from Greater Manchester Chamber


The inaugural GMCC Excellence Awards – created and hosted by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce – saw Compassion in Action receive an Excellence Badge in recognition of their efforts during 2021. The charity was shortlisted at the awards alongside a number of regional businesses in one of five specific categories – comprising ‘Entrepreneurial Success’, […]

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Compassion in Action CEO praises ‘exceptional’ giving for annual Christmas Toy Appeal


LEIGH’S longest-standing Christmas Toy Appeal has seen an ‘exceptional’ number of donations this year. Award-winning charity Compassion in Action (CIA) revealed that – thanks to the united efforts of the local community – more than 600 vulnerable families will receive free food hampers and brand-new toys over the festive season. Addressing volunteer gift wrappers at […]

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