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

    WICCI is on the lookout for qualified therapists and counsellors in the Western Isles who may be interested in joining us, on a regular self-employed basis, to provide support services for people with cancer.
    We are looking for any individual who thinks they could offer a service, who has appropriate training and qualifications (although WICCI could help to support some cancer-specific training if necessary). Insurance would also be required.
    Practitioners should ideally have an awareness and understanding of cancer-related issues, although training could be sought to support existing skills and knowledge.
    We are looking for practitioners across the Western Isles or for anyone who would be willing to travel here on a regular basis.
    Message WICCI for more information, or call Helen 01851707219 or office@wicci.org.uk.
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    In December we received a sizeable donation from an individual, but they wished to remain anonymous.
    We would just like to thank the individual for their very generous donation and are once again reminded of the fantastic community we are part of 💚💜😊
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    We have been collecting the paper petition forms this week and we are astounded by the number of signatures.
    Huge thank you to everyone who has signed and to all the shops and businesses who have supported the petition.
    Combined with the online petition (currently at 1470 signatures) we expect to have well over 2500 signatures in total.
    The closing date for the online petition will be this Friday 11th January, so if you haven't signed already please do.
    Our next steps will be to present the petition to the Health Board and to the Health Secretary. It has also been lodged with the Petitions Committee at the Scottish Parliament. We will update you on progress!
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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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