500
Applications received to date
270000
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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Our Sun Catcher Workshop with Stella from Coll Pottery Craft Centre was postponed until this Wednesday - 29th of June. It's going to be a relaxed and fun afternoon. there are still a couple of spaces available and its completely free to join! You can take along a friend too!Get in touch!☎ 01851 706271💻 office@wicci.org.uk⭐please share⭐ ... See MoreSee Less
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WICCI is coming to Harris! We are delighted to start what we hope will be regular complementary therapy appointments in Tarbert for anyone affected by cancer. We will be at the Harris Hotel on Tuesday 19th July from 10.30 till 3.30 offering appointments for Leg & Feet Massage with Angie from The Angie Touch and Reflexology or Indian Head Massage with Jane from Ravenstar Therapies All treatments are free of charge to anyone affected by cancer - so this could be the individual going, or been, through cancer treatment or their family members who may be affected by their loved ones diagnosis. Get in touch with us to book an appointment - 706721 / office@wicci.org.uk or message us here. Please share! De Tha Dol The West Harris Trust North Harris Trust Bays of Harris Volunteer Centre Western Isles - Harris Also - always looking for any therapists in Harris who may be able to help us provide more therapies on a regular basis! ... See MoreSee Less
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At our AGM last night we adopted our Annual Report for 2021 which covers our achievements over the previous year and objectives for 2022.We supported 121 applicants to the Social Fund in 2021; distributing £60,500, we welcomed 64 individuals for treatments, counselling or group activities and sent out 37 Rainbow Care boxes. We were delighted to retain a full compliment of Trustees with Donald, Iain and Lindsay agreeing to stay on in their roles as Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer. Donald thanked all those who have been so supportive of WICCI over the years, including fellow Trustees, colleagues at Macmillan Cancer Support, the Macmillan Nursing Team, Kay Mackinnon, the Macmillan Fundraising committees and those who support people affected by cancer including the Hebridean Men's Cancer Group and Barra Cancer Support Group and also to those who have donated to WICCI over the year. An AGM is always a good opportunity to reflect and review achievements and progress and we believe we had a lot to feel proud of, especially given the challenges of covid restrictions in 2021. If anyone has any questions about, or would like a copy of, our Annual Report, just get in touch. ... 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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