206
Applications received to date
97730
Awarded to date
200
New cancer cases in Eilean Siar each year
900
People affected by cancer in Eilean Siar

Up to Β£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

  • 18 Nov 2019

    Hebridean Harmony

    Singing for Pleasure group at the WICCI Centre, for anyone affected by cancer.
  • 25 Nov 2019

    Hebridean Harmony

    Singing for Pleasure group at the WICCI Centre, for anyone affected by cancer.
  • 02 Dec 2019

    Hebridean Harmony

    Singing for Pleasure group at the WICCI Centre, for anyone affected by cancer.
  • 09 Dec 2019

    Hebridean Harmony

    Singing for Pleasure group at the WICCI Centre, for anyone affected by cancer.

𝐈𝐭 𝐒𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐫𝐞𝐟π₯𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐭 π–πˆπ‚π‚πˆ.
π‘Šπ‘’ π‘€π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ π‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ π‘ π‘œπ‘šπ‘’ π‘œπ‘“ π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘’π‘›π‘‘ 'π‘šπ‘–π‘™π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘œπ‘›π‘’π‘ '.

π‘Šπ‘’ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘β„Žπ‘’π‘‘ 𝑗𝑒𝑠𝑑 π‘œπ‘£π‘’π‘Ÿ Β£100,000 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑑 π‘‘β„Žπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘’π‘”β„Ž π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘†π‘œπ‘π‘–π‘Žπ‘™ 𝐹𝑒𝑛𝑑, π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž 212 π‘Žπ‘π‘π‘™π‘–π‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘  π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ 𝑓𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘’π‘–π‘£π‘’π‘‘ 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑀𝑒 π‘œπ‘π‘’π‘›π‘’π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ 𝐹𝑒𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝐹𝑒𝑏 2018.
π‘‚π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘œπ‘› πΆπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘šπ‘€π‘’π‘™π‘™ π‘†π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘’π‘‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘  π‘€π‘’π‘™π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘’π‘‘ 46 π‘π‘’π‘œπ‘π‘™π‘’ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ 22 π‘‘π‘–π‘“π‘“π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘›π‘‘ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘šπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘  𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 π‘π‘œπ‘’π‘›π‘ π‘’π‘™π‘™π‘–π‘›π‘”, π‘šπ‘Žπ‘ π‘ π‘Žπ‘”π‘’, π‘π‘œπ‘‘π‘–π‘Žπ‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘π‘™π‘’π‘šπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘π‘–π‘’π‘  𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑒 π‘œπ‘π‘’π‘›π‘–π‘›π‘” 𝑖𝑛 π‘†π‘’π‘π‘‘π‘’π‘šπ‘π‘’π‘Ÿ.

π‘Šπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘ π‘œ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘’π‘‘ π‘œπ‘“ π‘€β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ 𝑀𝑒 β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘Žπ‘β„Žπ‘–π‘’π‘£π‘’π‘‘ β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘‘ π‘ŠπΌπΆπΆπΌ 𝑖𝑛 π‘Ž π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘™π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘£π‘’π‘™π‘¦ π‘ β„Žπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘ π‘π‘Žπ‘π‘’ π‘œπ‘“ π‘‘π‘–π‘šπ‘’, 𝑏𝑒𝑑 𝑀𝑒 π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘™π‘ π‘œ π‘šπ‘–π‘›π‘‘π‘“π‘’π‘™ π‘œπ‘“ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘€π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘˜ 𝑠𝑑𝑖𝑙𝑙 π‘‘π‘œ 𝑏𝑒 π‘‘π‘œπ‘›π‘’ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘šπ‘Žπ‘›π‘¦ π‘π‘’π‘œπ‘π‘™π‘’ π‘Žπ‘“π‘“π‘’π‘π‘‘π‘’π‘‘ 𝑏𝑦 π‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘π‘’π‘Ÿ.

π‘Šπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘›π‘˜π‘“π‘’π‘™ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘šπ‘’π‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘¦, π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ 𝑛𝑒𝑀𝑠 π‘œπ‘“ π‘ŠπΌπΆπΆπΌ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘–π‘Ÿ π‘”π‘’π‘›π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘ π‘–π‘‘π‘¦; π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ β„Žπ‘’π‘Žπ‘™π‘‘β„Ž π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘“π‘’π‘ π‘ π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘™π‘  π‘€β„Žπ‘œ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘£π‘–π‘‘π‘’ π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘’π‘œπ‘’π‘  π‘ π‘’π‘π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘ π‘’ 𝑖𝑛 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑; π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘€π‘Žπ‘π‘šπ‘–π‘™π‘™π‘Žπ‘› πΆπ‘Žπ‘›π‘π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘†π‘’π‘π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘–π‘Ÿ π‘–π‘›π‘£π‘œπ‘™π‘£π‘’π‘šπ‘’π‘›π‘‘ 𝑖𝑛 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ŠπΌπΆπΆπΌ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘—π‘’π‘π‘‘.

𝐼𝑓 π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ π‘€π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ π‘˜π‘›π‘œπ‘€ π‘šπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘π‘œπ‘’π‘‘ π‘ŠπΌπΆπΆπΌ, π‘π‘™π‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘’ 𝑔𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 π‘‘π‘œπ‘’π‘β„Ž, π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘ 𝑏𝑦 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘’.
π‘‡β„Žπ‘Žπ‘›π‘˜ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ πŸ’šπŸ’œ
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Kevin Macdonald Podiatry is here tomorrow and has a couple of appointments available in the afternoon, so it is not too late to book.
Contact us on 706721 for an appointment.We are delighted to welcome Kevin Macdonald Podiatry πŸ¦ΆπŸ‘£ to the WICCI Centre.
Kevin will be available for appointments on Wednesday 13th and 27th November offering general foot care, advice and support to those directly affected by cancer.
If you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch with us by calling 706721, popping in or PM our page.
Appointments are free of charge.
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Next week is a busy one at the WICCI Centre, Stornoway 😊
On Monday there is the usual Hebridean Harmony group from 2.30 till 3.30pm - all welcome for a singalong!
On Tuesday we have the wonderful Jane in offering Indian Head Massage or Reflexology - great feedback on this treatment, why not give it a go? A few appointments available.
We welcome Kevin Macdonald Podiatry to the centre on Wednesday. Kevin has some appointments available for general footcare.
Marina Sinclair is in on Thursday, offering counselling. There is one appointment left with her.
Friday; we have a rest and catch up (!) and then on Saturday the lovely Ann McHale is back in offering Oncology Massage. There are 4 appointments left with her.
To book, call 01851 706721 or message us.
All appointments are free of charge to anyone affected by cancer.
Have a lovely weekend everyone, stay warm in this colder weather πŸ’œπŸ’š
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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

β€œMy 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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