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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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Compassion in Action remembers our fallen heroes


Compassion in Action, together with leading care provider Cherish UK, observed a two-minute silence in remembrance of our fallen heroes on Wednesday, 11 November. At a time when our community cannot gather in person, we invite you to reflect independently upon the words of our inspiring young cadets who, on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, […]

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Compassion in Action CEO selected for UK-wide storytelling project


Compassion in Action’s CEO has been featured in a unique voluntary project celebrating female entrepreneurship. Pam Gilligan was selected from thousands of applicants to take part in #SheCan365, which told the stories of 365 female entrepreneurs over 365 consecutive days in exactly 365 words. The original website won ‘Best Blog of 2020’ at the Single […]

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Domestic abuse survivor unites community to support Compassion in Action


A domestic abuse survivor has been collecting food donations for the Leigh-based charity that helped her to start afresh. Mum-of-three Sarah, 33, has been supporting Compassion in Action (CIA) to ensure isolated families receive essential items during lockdown. Our Chief Executive Officer, Pam Gilligan, has praised Sarah for bringing together her neighbourhood to help vulnerable […]

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Free food hampers for COVID-19 families in crisis


Compassion in Action (CIA) has distributed nearly 2,000 free food hampers and hot meals to vulnerable people in Leigh who are self-isolating and impacted by Coronavirus. Individuals and families who have been referred to Compassion in Action (CIA) will receive the equivalent of a full week’s shop delivered direct to their door. Each hamper contains […]

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Community Cadets take part in empowering art project


Community Cadets from Leigh have been learning about how Lancashire’s historical female political activists were portrayed in the media of their time. The innovative community art project is led by local artists Helen Mather and Anna FC Smith. It explores how members of the Leigh Female Reform Society in 1819 were called “witches” – repurposing […]

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Dream! Believe! Achieve!


Congratulations to Kelly Cardwell, Compassion in Action Community Village resident. While Kelly has been at Compassion in Action, she has successfully learned all aspects of how to ‘Love Where she lives’ Kelly  has now moved on from Compassion in Action and is now living in the community. Best wishes from all the team at Compassion […]

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