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The Leigh Baker Café reopens at Atherleigh Park Hospital


The Leigh Baker Café at Atherleigh Park Hospital has reopened for the first time since lockdown – and is back with a brand-new menu. Operated by Compassion in Action (CIA), the café will now be offering exclusive Victorian afternoon teas for two, as well as preparing buffet lunches for NHS staff who are based on […]

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The Lady Smith DL joins Compassion in Action’s Board


The Lady Smith DL has been officially welcomed to the Board at Compassion in Action (CIA). The appointment was formally announced at the charity’s Annual Board Review Meeting (ABRM), which took place on 9 July at our headquarters, Patrick House. Paying tribute to Lord Peter, who sadly passed away in August 2021, our CEO Pam […]

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Leigh Centurion Edwin Ipape set to volunteer at Compassion in Action


It’s less than 24 hours since Leigh Centurions announced they have secured the services of Papua New Guinea international Edwin Ipape on a three-year contract extension until the end of 2025. And yet, today, the humble hooker has already reported in for volunteering duty at local charity Compassion in Action (CIA). Having been presented with […]

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Compassion in Action toasts Queen’s 70-year reign with Platinum Jubilee party


A toast was raised to Her Majesty the Queen during Compassion in Action’s Platinum Jubilee party, held on 1 June. Wigan Borough veterans and members of the Ladies Luncheon Club were welcomed to the charity’s Patrick House headquarters for an afternoon of celebration – marking the Queen’s 70-year reign on the throne. Keith Stott, Vice […]

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Compassion in Action ‘honoured’ to be selected for official Platinum Jubilee book


Compassion in Action (CIA) is set to be featured in the only official book published for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. CIA is among a select number of ‘outstanding organisations from across the country and the Commonwealth’ to appear in Her Majesty The Queen: The Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album. The coffee table-style book will […]

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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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