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

  • 16 Jul 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…
  • 20 Jul 2020

    Hebridean Harmony

    The Hebridean Harmony singing for pleasure group is at the WICCI Centre every Monday at 2:30 PM.
  • 23 Jul 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…
  • 27 Jul 2020

    Hebridean Harmony

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

We were totally gobsmacked to hear that Emma and Isla from Sir E Scott had chosen WICCI for their YPI Challenge and WON!!
They did a superb job completing their presentation under lockdown and are a real asset to their school and community 👏🏻👏🏻
Special mention to the wonderful Donald Macleod for stepping in to do interviews and answer questions whilst staff are on furlough....think this could be a permanent job for him!
Well done again Girls, thanks for your hard work and excellent presentation. Enjoy your holidays and we look forward to welcoming you to the WICCI Centre 🤞🏻very soon!
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Gosh, this whole new way of life is hard sometimes isn’t it?
For WICCI, we are coming to terms with what our service will be like when we eventually come to open our doors again. At the moment, the centre remains closed and staff on furlough for another month and we will reassess things after that.

In the meantime, we are still giving out grants, over £7000 in the past few weeks alone - evidence that the financial impact of cancer has not gone away.

If you or someone you know needs financial assistance as a result of a cancer diagnosis, please get in touch with us office@wicci.org.uk or message the page.

Stay safe everyone, we know it’s hard not to be doing the things we were used to, and we really miss seeing those who used the centre and benefitted from treatments and therapy, hopefully sometime soon we can begin to open up things again, it’s just a waiting game.

Lots of love to you all xx
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Hi All, sorry we have been so quiet on here...Helen and Christian were working from home but a decision was made by Trustees and Macmillan Cancer Support that it would be best, under these uncertain times, to enter them into the Government’s furlough scheme.
Since then, the Trustees have been dealing with any enquiries that come in and processing applications for funding.
We do not know when WICCI will be physically open again, but in the meantime, if you need financial assistance, please get in touch using the usual phone/email/messaging and we will get to you as soon as possible.
We hope you are all coping as well as you can be in these circumstances, and really look forward to the day we can be open to supporting you face to face again.
Best wishes, WICCI Trustees
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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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