173
Applications received to date
82230
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 706721 or email office@wicci.org.uk for an Enquiry Form

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Upcoming events

    ⭐️ISL WALKING FOOTBALL⭐️
    This looks like great fun! ⚽️
    Lewis Sports Centre are running a Walking Football session every Tuesday between 5pm and 6pm. For the month of September, the group is supporting Prostate Cancer UK and will only ask for a small donation for taking part in each session!👍
    If you'd like to get out for a game of football but maybe aren't as quick as you used to be, this is for you! ⚽️
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    📣We are delighted to announce our first treatments available at our new centre 💜💚.
    We are working with Ann McHale of Westside Holistic Massage to offer Oncology Massage on Saturday 7th September between 9.30 and 5pm. If you are currently going through treatment or have recently completed treatment then this may be helpful for you.

    Also we will be welcoming Heather from Being Heather who will be offering Reiki sessions on Thursday 29th August & Thursday 9th September.

    More details on the treatments below.

    All sessions are free to anyone who is affected by cancer.
    To book, please contact the WICCI office on 706721 or office@wicci.org.uk or send us a PM.

    And don't forget our Choir group Hebridean Harmonyre starting back every Monday from 2nd September at 2.30pm and also on the 1st Thursday of the month (starting 7th Sept) from 7pm. All welcome!

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    We know the rain is awful today, but if you can, please stop by the Pop Up Thrift Shop in aid of WICCI on Cromwell Street today till 4pm. Lots of lovely items for sale!
    Thanks to the lovely volunteers for organising this sale for WICCI, it is much appreciated 💚💜
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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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