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 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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🤩Meet the Team day 🤩Yesterday we organised a wee get together for the WICCI trustees and our therapists to meet with the Macmillan Cancer Support - Lewis & Harris fundraising group, Macmillan Nurses, Chemo Team and Benefits Advisor to share what we all do. It was a lovely afternoon at the Cabarfeidh Hotel who laid on some delicious food for us - thanks to Alana for organising the food and refreshments. It’s always good to take some time out to recognise the great work everyone is doing. ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us at the WICCI Centre on Wednesday 15th June 2-4pm where the talented Stella from Coll Pottery Craft Centre will be guiding us through making our own suncatcher. Spaces are limited to 6 so please get in touch to book your free place today! Tel 01851 706721, email office@wicci.org.uk or message us on here! ... See MoreSee Less
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www.gofundme.com/f/help-wicci-raise-funding-for-a-local-familyHi All, we have never done this before, but feel we can use our platform to do something to help a local family who are going through a difficult time as a result of a cancer diagnosis.WICCI and Hebridean Men's Cancer Support Group have been able to support the family with some financial support and there are lots of other agencies involved in supporting them in other ways. But we feel the family would benefit from further financial support. If you were able to donate what you can, that would be very much appreciated. WICCI will ensure the family get everything that is raised here. We hope you can understand and respect the families need for some privacy at this time, which is why we have decided not to name them and approach this fundraiser this way. Please share and do all you can to support this family at this time.Much appreciated 💜💚 ... 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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