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 706721 or email office@wicci.org.uk for an Enquiry Form

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Upcoming events

  • 24 Feb 2020

    Hebridean Harmony

    The Hebridean Harmony singing for pleasure group is at the WICCI Centre every Monday at 2:30 PM.
  • 25 Feb 2020

    Counselling with Dolina Grant

    COSCA accredited, Dolina Grant will be here at the WICCI Centre as part of our counselling team. Whether you want…
  • 27 Feb 2020

    Counselling with Marina Sinclair

    BACP accredited, Marina Sinclair will be here at the WICCI Centre as part of our counselling team every Thursday Morning…
  • 28 Feb 2020

    Reiki with Heather Baillie

    Reiki is a healing technique that promotes balance within our whole system – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is…

It’s ‘National Love Your Pet’ Day today - really just an excuse to share a picture of Sammy who is enjoying having me (Helen) at home today while he sits on his throne surveying all he commands!
Do you have a special pet that has helped you through your cancer diagnosis? If so, send us a picture and we will share the wonderful pets that help us through the rough times.
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Please share this as there are still people who don’t know what we do...as well as the complementary therapies, we offer professional counselling sessions with qualified counsellors...free of charge to anyone affected by cancer...
So that’s if:
- you yourself have been recently diagnosed and want to process everything;
- or if you have been through treatment and are struggling to get back to a ‘new normal’;
- or if your loved ones have been affected, they are welcome to access the services
- or if you have lost a loved one recently and need to talk to someone

Please, please ask for help if you feel you are struggling. The feedback from those who have met with our excellent counsellors has been so positive and beneficial..it could help you too..
Get in touch for more info.
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WICCI Counselling is back to Barra on Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th with Lorraine. She is also planning another Yoga session on Monday evening - details tbc.
If you want to book an appointment with Lorraine when she is over, please contact us here at the WICCI office - 01851 706721 or message us and we will pop you in the diary.
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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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