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 Dec 2019

    Hebridean Harmony

    Singing for Pleasure group at the WICCI Centre, for anyone affected by cancer.
  • 17 Dec 2019

    Indian Head Massage with Jane Eastwood

    Indian Head Massage is a non-invasive massage performed to the head, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. A range of different…
  • 17 Dec 2019

    Counselling with Dolina Grant

    COSCA accredited, Dolina Grant will be here at the WICCI Centre as part of our counselling team. Whether you want…
  • 18 Dec 2019

    Podiatry with Kevin Macdonald

    Podiatry can help to improve your mobility and independence through the prevention and management of foot problems. Kevin Macdonald BSc…

Forthcoming treatment availability:
Oncology Massage with Ann McHale on Sat 14th Dec - only one appointment left at 9.30am
Reiki with Being Heather on Monday 16th Dec - Full
Indian Head Massage with Jane on Tuesday 17th Dec - Full
Counselling with Dolina Grant on Tuesday 17th Dec - one space at 1.30pm available
Podiatry with Kevin Macdonald Podiatry on Wednesday 18th Dec - 3 spaces available at 9am, 10am and 11am
Reiki with Heather Baillie on Wednesday 18th Dec - Full

And then we close on Friday 20th Dec until Monday 6th Jan.

Next appointments in Jan 2020 are:
11th Jan - Oncology Massage - three appointments available
14th Jan - Counselling with Dolina - appointments available
15th Jan - Reflexology or Indian Head Massage - appointments available
16th Jan - Podiatry - appointments available
18th Jan - Oncology Massage - appointments available

Get in touch 706721 if you would like to book any of the above treatments or counselling. 💚💜
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We have been contacted by a social research company currently working on a project with Macmillan Cancer Support. The project is looking into the experiences people living with cancer have in trying to claim benefits, and the work will feed into Macmillan’s policy work to improve the social security system for those with cancer.

They are trying to reach out to people living with cancer who claim benefits, in the hope of finding some who will be willing to share their stories with them to contribute to this valuable project.

If you think you could help them by taking part, please contact them - details on the attached poster.
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It's all the festive feels today the WICCI Centre with Hebridean Harmony about to start their Christmas Carols sing song....I'm looking for the mince pies - anyone?!
The group meets every Monday from 2.30pm - all are welcome to join.
Next week they are out at Neuro Hebrides for a sing along session with them and then they will finish up for the year, starting back on Monday 13th January...why not make a New Years Resolution to come along!
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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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