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Commemorative D-Day event honours 80th anniversary of Normandy Landings

06/06/2024

Compassion in Action has proudly welcomed local servicemen to its headquarters for a commemorative event – marking the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. Special guests included our valued veterans, who attend our weekly Veterans’ Brunch, as well as local dignitaries and councillors. At 12noon, bugler David Peacock sounded The Last Post, which was followed […]

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Compassion in Action’s CEO expresses heartfelt thanks to Leigh community for Easter Project support

28/03/2024

Ahead of Good Friday, Compassion in Action’s CEO Pam Gilligan has expressed her heartfelt thanks to the community of Leigh for their wonderful support in aid of the charity’s annual Easter Project. “From shoppers who have made individual donations at supermarkets, to local businesses who have delivered dozens of eggs to our headquarters at Patrick […]

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Easter egg donations welcomed for vulnerable families in Leigh

29/02/2024

Compassion in Action (CIA) are once again inviting egg donations for their annual Easter Project, which is now in its fifteenth year. Vulnerable families who have been referred to the charity by local partner agencies will receive an egg for each child during a delivery effort that is set to take place during Easter Week. […]

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Local teen secures apprenticeship at Queen’s Award-winning charity after volunteering success

05/02/2024

A Leigh-based charity is celebrating the hire of its latest apprentice ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (5-11 February). Compassion in Action (CIA) offered local teenager Cory Owens an apprenticeship after he successfully volunteered with the charity’s warehouse and distribution team throughout its annual Christmas Toy Appeal. The 17-year-old impressed Chief Executive Pam Gilligan and staff […]

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Success of charity’s Christmas Toy Appeal embodies ‘Stronger Together’ message

11/01/2024

More than 1,000 toys and 500 festive food hampers have been gifted to vulnerable families in Wigan Borough as part of Leigh’s longest-running Christmas Toy Appeal. Compassion in Action (CIA) collected toys – gifted by individuals, the local business community and the charity’s partners and patrons – throughout the 2023 festive season. These were then […]

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‘Take 10’ Half-Term Reading Challenge launches in Lowton

23/10/2023

Young people in Lowton are being supported to improve their literacy skills by taking part in Compassion in Action’s (CIA) Half-Term Reading Challenge. Children aged five to nine are invited to borrow a book from the charity’s lending library at Lowton Community Outlet for the duration of the holidays. The children must read for 10 […]

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Compassion in Action celebrates eighth anniversary of its Veterans’ Brunch

19/10/2023

Compassion in Action (CIA) has marked the eighth anniversary of its Veterans’ Brunch with a special event supported by local branches of the Royal British Legion (RBL). Held at the charity’s Patrick House headquarters on Leigh Road, the event was attended by more than 20 local veterans – many of whom have been coming to […]

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GMCC Excellence Awards 2023 finalist recognition for Compassion in Action

28/09/2023

Compassion in Action is a finalist in the ‘Charity Initiative of the Year’ category at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) Excellence Awards 2023. This specific category celebrates exceptional efforts in social impact and community engagement. It also rewards initiatives that have made a significant and tangible difference in the lives of individuals and […]

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