860
Applications received to date
450000
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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We have a beautiful cake and delicious traybakes today for our Ladies Group today, homemade by one of our lovely ladies 💝If you are a lady who is going through or been through cancer treatment, why not pop by the WICCI centre today from 2pm to meet with other ladies who are going through a similar experience. ….we are in no way bribing you to come along with the offer of cake btw 😉 ... See MoreSee Less
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This week at WICCI!Monday - Lisa is in giving advice on eyebrows - her appointments are full today but get in touch if you would like an appointment in the future.Tuesday - Counselling with Helen Kirkman, there are spaces available get in touch if you would like more information.Wednesday - We have our Ladies Cancer Support Group meeting at 2pm at the WICCI Centre, this is a relaxed and informal group, come along for a chat and bring a friend. All welcome.WICCI in Harris - Jane Eastwood will be at the Harris Hotel, she has one appointment left at 11.30am, she can do Reflexology or Reiki or Indian Head Massage.Thursday - Massage with Gail, Gail had full oncology training and can do full body massage or Indian Head Massage. She has appointments available at 10.30am or 3.00pmFriday - Massage with Chrisanna, also fully oncology massage trained. There are appointments available at 3pm and 4pm.Saturday - Podiatry with Kevin, he has one appointment available at 1pm (this is available for people who are going through treatment or have recently been through treatment.Get in touch to book your FREE space or if you would like to have a chat about the support we can offer.📞01851 706721💻office @wicci.org.uk📧message us here ... See MoreSee Less
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Oh wow! Look at the lovely space Deirdre and Sharon have created in our Uist office 😍🤩Delighted to see the Uist & Barra service developing and encourage anyone affected by cancer living in the area to pop by on Mondays and Fridays between 10 and 12.30pm for a cuppa and a chat with them. Love that the wallpaper is the same as here in the WICCI Centre in Stornoway - it's the little things! ☺️We are delighted to now have our space ready for you. Please pop in if you're in the area, want to find out about specific support or just to say hello, have a cuppa and find out about how we can help you or a family member going through cancer. ... 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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