Applications received to date
Awarded to date
New cancer cases in Eilean Siar each year
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

    Please note that the WICCI Office will be closed from today until Monday 29th October.
    If anyone wishes to obtain or submit an Application to the Social Fund in this time, please contact the main reception desk at Third Sector Hebrides 01851 702632. Any submitted applications will be processed as normal by the WICCI Trustees, but may take a few more days than normal - so please bear with us.
    Apologies for any inconvenience in this time.
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    We have had the pleasure recently of working with a fantastic group of young guys from 5th Year in the Nicolson on their YPI project (Youth & Philanthropy Initiative).
    They have chosen WICCI as their charity to work with over the next few weeks and months.
    As part of their involvement they wanted to organise a fundraising coffee morning for us on Saturday 27th October from 11am till 1pm in the 'The Space @ Stornoway Library'.
    More details to follow, but we just wanted to inform WICCI supporters to put the date in the diary!
    The group are organising the whole thing themselves, and we think their effort and enthusiasm to get involved in this way should be celebrated.
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    3 weeks ago

    Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative

    We had a lovely Macmillan Coffee morning with lots and lots of cake (my contribution - see pic 3 - looked very professional*). Thanks to Theresa Smith for organising the event and to Third Sector Hebrides for hosting! Every Thursday should have cake!

    *credit should go to Blackhouse Bakery really 😉😂So many yummy choices! Thank you to everyone who donated! Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative World's Biggest Coffee Morning Macmillan Cancer Support Scotland
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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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