39
Applications received to date
18688
Awarded to date
200
New cancer cases in Eilean Siar each year
900
People Impacted 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 707219 or email office@wicci.org.uk for an Enquiry Form

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Upcoming events

We've had a request to put on a bus from Stornoway to the 'Cancer Care Conversation' Event on 1st Sept at Talla na Mara.
Could also arrange one up from Barra/Uists too if there was demand?
Please get in touch if this is something you would use - (01851) 707219 or message the page, thanks!
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These are the sorts of things we will be covering at the event on the 1st September...please come along if you (or a loved one) has gone through cancer treatment and when completed, thinks "what now?"
How can we learn from your experience and improve aftercare for others? Or maybe, you had a great experience that you would like to share - remember #caretoshareSee how patients are helping us shape new aftercare services.
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Well, that's July over, what a busy month!
📣 11 applications approved
📣 £5205 awarded
📣 Numerous applicants signposted for other help and assistance
💜💚Thanks to all those at the Point, North Harris, Westside, Lochs and South Harris Shows for coming to say hello and listening about WICCI - keep spreading the word💚💜

Next on the horizon is our 'Cancer Care Conversation' event happening on Saturday 1st Sept at the beautiful Talla na Mara, Harris....more details to follow, but first I am having a few days off! The office will be open again on Thursday 9th August.
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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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