14
Applications received to date
6690
Awarded to date
200
New cancer cases in Eilean Siar each year
900
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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Upcoming events

  • 23 Jun 2018

    Men for Macmillan

    Please note that this is an event organised by Macmillan Cancer Support – Isle of Lewis Committee.
  • 19 Jul 2018

    HebCelt

    Please note that this is an event organised by Macmillan Cancer Support – Isle of Lewis Committee.
  • 01 Sep 2018

    Western Isles Cancer Forum

    Please note that this is an event organised by Macmillan Cancer Support – Isle of Lewis Committee. Talla na Mara,…

19 hours ago

Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative

Huge Thanks to Donna at Buttercup & Wren for making a beautiful plaque for the WICCI Office with our favourite quote. It is now hanging with pride of place on the wall to encourage and inspire us moving forward. Thank You! 💚💜 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative

I've had a great couple of days in Uist meeting various people to talk to them about WICCI and then last night attended the North Uist Macmillan Cancer Sale of Work. What a great turnout and over £6300 raised on the night - wow 👏
Back home on the ferry this morning feeling blessed to live in such a wonderful generous community - it helps that it is a beautiful sunny morning - have a great weekend 😊
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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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