Applications received to date
Awarded to date
New cancer cases in Eilean Siar each year
People Impacted by cancer in Eilean Siar

Up to £500 per year is available to individuals affected by cancer

The Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative (WICCI) is a registered local charity. As a charity we have developed a unique partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to address needs and provide support for specific issues faced by cancer patients and their families throughout the Western Isles.

Please get in touch on 01851 707219 or email office@wicci.org.uk for an Enquiry Form

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    Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative

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    Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative

    NEW Castlebay Health Walk ... coming soon!

    Come along and join in with a new weekly Health Walk in Castlebay. All welcome. All abilities.

    The weekly walk will start on Wednesday 26th September at 4.30pm, meeting at Castlebay Fire Station.

    A Health Walk is a short, social, local, low level led walk that can be adapted to suit the needs of the walkers. Health Walks are free and can be anything from 10 - 60 minutes.

    This walk is also a Macmillan Cancer Support approved cancer friendly walk, meaning our Walk Leaders are trained to support those attending who are affected by cancer; people living with cancer, their friends, family and carers.

    Why walking? Walking is a simple way to increase your physical activity, it is good for all round health, can help to improve your mood and it's free - you just need some comfy shoes!

    For further information or to register, contact:

    Lisanne Macinnes, Move More Activity Officer, tel. 01871 810 129 or email: lisanne.macinnes@cne-siar.gov.uk

    Join in. Get Active!

    #HealthWalk #WalkonHebrides #joiningetactive #MoveMore #cancerfriendlyhealthwalk #MacmillanCancerSupport #PathsforAll #NHSWesternIsles
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    We were shown this video today as part of an emotive presentation by Tommy Whitelaw, UK Project Lead for Dementia Carer Voices.
    I found it really powerful and poignant and urge everyone to watch it (and challenge you not to have a tear in your eye when you do).
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    Macmillan’s Online Community – we’re here for you

    If you’re facing cancer, or love someone who is, there may be times when you need to talk about things or just hear from those who’ve been there. Our Online Community has people who understand how you feel, because they’re facing cancer too.

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    “Thank you to WICCI, this money has helped me and my family at a time of real need.”

    “I would encourage anyone with cancer to apply.”

    WICCI Applicant

    Macmillan Cancer Support Isle of Lewis

    Margaret’s Story

    “My husband was ill for almost three years and by the end I thought of our Macmillan Nurse not just as a nurse, but as a friend,” said Macmillan Cancer Support Isle of Lewis Committee member Margaret Eaves.

    Margaret was first introduced to the work of Macmillan Nurses when her late husband Bob, former Chief Librarian in Stornoway, was diagnosed with cancer nearly ten years ago.

    And the dedication, support, empathy and advice received throughout Bob’s illness – and in turn her son David’s subsequent cancer diagnosis – led Margaret to join the local Committee to raise funds and awareness of a service that she says ‘is way more than what you first think’.

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