Applications received to date
Awarded to date
New cancer cases in Eilean Siar each year
People affected 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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Upcoming events

    Our windows on Cromwell Street are looking great thanks to Design PRINT publish Stornoway ⭐️
    Something else off the to-do list ✔️
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    Did you know that you can shop with Amazon and they will make a small donation to us?! Over the last few months, Amazon Smile has donated just under £100 to WICCI through your shopping!😍
    It costs you nothing and the donations come directly from Amazon! Amazon Prime Days kick off tomorrow!👍
    You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on Monday 15th & 16th July. Simply shop at smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC047153 and Amazon donates to Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative.
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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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