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

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

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

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

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

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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Book Swap launches at Lowton Community Outlet

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

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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Hundreds of eggs donated to Compassion in Action’s Annual Easter Appeal

A total of 494 Easter Eggs were distributed to vulnerable local families by Compassion in Action during Easter 2023. Dozens of eggs were donated by the charity’s amazing supporters such as PGL Pipelines; Nationwide Building Society; ASDA Leigh; Leigh Leopards; and SuperLeigh members, as well as our valued veterans. In addition to individual families, other […]

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Veterans’ charity gala marks Iraq War 20th anniversary

We were honoured to join our valued veterans at the Iraq War 20th Anniversary Black Tie Gala – held at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday, 18 March. The event was hosted by former soldier Councillor James Paul Watson and included a three-course meal; live entertainment from vintage vocalist the Golden Age Songbird; and an auction raising funds for military charities. Pam Gilligan, […]

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Leigh ladies’ luncheon marks International Women’s Day 2023

Compassion in Action (CIA) has marked International Women’s Day 2023 (8 March) by hosting members of Leigh Ladies’ Luncheon Club at Patrick House. More than 15 members – including Events Coordinator Margaret Worsley – gathered alongside the charity’s female staff in our function room, which was decorated in the Suffragette colours of purple, white and […]

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