443
Applications received to date
220000
Awarded to date
200
New cancer cases in Eilean Siar each year
900
People affected by cancer in Eilean Siar

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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17 hours ago

Donald Ruth Macleod
Over half way now… Angus has completed 52.5 miles of his #100forWICCI Challenge for Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative. He’s had amazing support so far and has raised an incredible £870. His dream now is to try to reach £1000, which would be incredible. If you would like to support him and this very worthwhile local cause, please support him here: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/100forwicciPlease share and help him to reach his target. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Donald Ruth Macleod
Another 13 miles on the clock today in Angus’s #100forwicci Challenge raising funds for Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative. 39 miles done now. Here’s the link if you’d like to support him: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/100forwicci ... 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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