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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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Book Swap launches at Lowton Community Outlet

12/09/2023

Compassion in Action have launched a new Book Swap service at Lowton Community Outlet. Residents who live near to the outlet, located on Oaklands Road, can swap or borrow up to two books per visit. This latest initiative from the Queen’s Award-winning charity is designed to promote literacy for all. “Our Book Swap is a […]

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Junior Community Champions on ‘love where you live’ mission

22/08/2023

Our Junior Community Champions have revealed what motivates them to clean up their local area and care for its residents. Sisters Amelia, 8, and Jasmine, 7, said they are following in the footsteps of their hero, Leigh Leopards star Edwin Ipape, who is also an ambassador for our charity. The girls have been helping on […]

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