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

🎉School holidays here in the Western Isles! 🥳
Some people are heading away on holiday ☀️😎
Some are going to stay at home and enjoy the lovely weather we're having 🤔🌦
And some (including our very own Helen) are heading away to the Royal National Mod in Glasgow next week 🎵🎶
Whatever your plans are, we hope you all enjoy the Ocotber holidays!
The WICCI office is closed today and Monday but Jennifer will be back in on Tuesday 💜💚
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As it's the October holidays next week, there will be no choir on the dates mentioned below.
Next meeting of Hebridean Harmony will be Monday 28th October.
If you've never been before, it would be great to see you!
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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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