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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This week at WICCI:Thurs - Kerrie, one of the Macmillan Nurse team will be here for drop in appointments from 2 till 4pm. If you have any niggles or questions relating to your treatment or post diagnosis, pop by to speak to Kerrie. Friday - Jane is here for Indian Head Massage or Reflexology appointments. We have appointments left at 11am and 2pm available. Also, for information, our wonderful Counsellor - Helen, has some spaces available at the moment, if anyone is looking for some counselling support. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are very proud to be training another one of the fantastic therapists at the Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative. Ensuring that massage therapy can be accessed by those with cancer in the Western Isles .We are delighted to welcome a new therapist to WICCI! Gail is joining us as a new massage therapist, offering a wide range of therapeutic and relaxing treatments at the WICCI Centre.She is also about to complete training in Oncology Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage, so will be able to offer these treatments very soon, complementing our other fantastic therapist, Ann McHale. Gail is offering some gentle massage treatments on Saturday and does have some space available if anyone was interested...these treatments would be best for family members who need a bit of tlc rather than those who are actively going through treatment. Get in touch if you would like more information. Welcome to the team, Gail 💜💚 ... 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.”

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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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