215
Applications received to date
100000
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

  • 02 Apr 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…
  • 06 Apr 2020

    Hebridean Harmony

    The Hebridean Harmony singing for pleasure group is at the WICCI Centre every Monday at 2:30 PM.
  • 09 Apr 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…
  • 13 Apr 2020

    Hebridean Harmony

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

Thank you to everybody who is already matched as a Telephone Befriender, your help right now is invaluable!
WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS. Please get in touch if you'd like to be matched with someone for Telephone Befriending or to find out more, email us:
info@befriendinglewis.org.uk
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Another example of the wonderful community we live in...we had a request for an escort to go with a patient to a mainland hospital and so we contacted friends at Befriending Lewis & Harris and a volunteer came forward. They were able to accompany the patient to their appointment - going over and above to make sure the patient was well cared for and safe. We are hugely indebted to the service at Befriending Lewis & Harris, they do a marvellous job matching people together, creating new friendships - thanks for all you do. So fortunate in these times to have people we can count on.👏🙏 ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Everyone, hope you are all doing ok and coping with these strange times...
I just wanted to let you know that Christian and I are still working (from our homes) and trying our best to get things done.
The 'new normal' seems to be working ok - today our Trustees (fab lot!) approved another application from our Social Fund - we have awarded £1750 since we started working from home, and today an application for £500 was processed in a morning...so help is still getting through.
Stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you all - who knows when! Helen 💚💜
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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.”

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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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