372
Applications received to date
205000
Awarded to date
200
New cancer cases in Eilean Siar each year
900
People affected by cancer in Eilean Siar

Up to ยฃ500 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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    We are so happy to share the wonderful news that Macmillan Cancer Support have announced a further three years funding package for WICCI ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’šThe full press release is available on our website www.wicci.org.uk/news Needless to say, we are delighted with this announcement and can't wait to continue the work of WICCI throughout the Western Isles. Special thanks to everyone out there who donates to Macmillan Cancer Support, it is your donations that help make this investment happen ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Thank You ... See MoreSee Less
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    Money is always a big worry for many people who are going through cancer treatment. Here is a short video from Macmillan Cancer Support outlining some of the most common worries people may have and how Macmillan can help. Here in the Western Isles there is fantastic support available through Kay Mackinnon, the local Macmillan Benefits Adviser, who can help you with advice and information to support you at this worrying time. The WICCI Social Fund is also available for grants of up to ยฃ500 and support is also available from the Hebridean Men's Cancer Support Group, the Lewis and Harris Women's Cancer Support Group, the Barra Cancer Support Group and the Uist Cancer Care Forum .The Macmillan Support Line is available on 0808 808 0000, 7 days a week from 8am till 8pm. and the Macmillan website is also crammed with advice and support www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/impacts-of-cancer/benefits-and-financial-support Hope this helps ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š ... See MoreSee Less
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    Macmillan’s Online Community – we’re here for you

    If youโ€™re facing cancer, or love someone who is, there may be times when you need to talk about things or just hear from those whoโ€™ve been there. Our Online Community has people who understand how you feel, because theyโ€™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.โ€

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    Macmillan Cancer Support Isle of Lewis

    Margaretโ€™s Story

    โ€œMy 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,โ€ 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 โ€“ and in turn her son David’s subsequent cancer diagnosis โ€“ 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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