766
Applications received to date
401703
Awarded to date
200
New cancer cases in Western Isles each year
900
People affected by cancer in Western Isles

Up to £500 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 Application Form

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This week at WICCI!Monday we have our singing for pleasure group meeting at the WICCI Centre today at 2.30-3.30pm. This is a relaxed and friendly group, you don't need to be a great singer, you just need to enjoying singing. You can join in person and also online.Tuesday - Jenny is offering Aromatherapy Facials, she is fully booked, but get in touch if you would like to book for March.Wednesday - we have our monthly craft workshop, Deb Wilkinson will be in here running a relaxed slate painting workshop, it's fully booked a the moment but get in touch if you'd like to be added to the mailing list.Thursday - Angela Louch is in the WICCI Centre doing Leg and Foot Massage or Indian Head Massage, she has appointments available at 12.15, 1.15 and 2.15 available. Get in touch to book.Friday - Our counsellor Catherine Barron is here, she has space available so if you feel you could benefit from speaking to a counsellor please get in touch to discuss.If you would like more information on the services that we are able to offer please don't hesitate to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.📞01851 706721💻 office@wicci.org.uk📧 message us here ... See MoreSee Less
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Always a great family day out!Our Easter Fun Day is back this year! 🤩🐰🎉🐣Join us on Saturday 30th March in Back Football & Recreation Club for lots of eggciting fun! 🐣With lots to do for the whole family including bouncy castles, face painting, tombolas, emergency services, balloons, waffles, games & much more! 🤩🎉🕑 12:30 - 2:30pm 📍Back Football & Recreation Club Hope to see you there! 🐰💚 ... See MoreSee Less
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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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