96
Applications received to date
44973
Awarded to date
200
New cancer cases in Eilean Siar each year
900
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

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    Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative

    Some details about the first meeting of the proposed new Patients Panel in Stornoway (I will forward on any info about a Uist & Barra event when I hear). It is a drop in session to find out more - all welcome to attend.Patients Panel: Wednesday 20th March at 2pm

    A meeting of the Patients Panel will be held in the Fire Station Meeting Room, Robertson Road, Stornoway, for people representing patient peer support groups, carers and those with lived experience of a long term health condition. The first meeting will be an informal cuppa and catch up for anyone interested in attending.

    For further information please contact Denise Symington, Patient Focus Public Involvement Officer, tel. (01851) 708041 or email: denise.symington@nhs.net
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    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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    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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