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 were so proud of our YPI team from Sir E Scott School who presented our charity in the YPI Scotland final at the school last week. We were so impressed with their understanding of our charity and how confident they were in the delivery of their presentation… winners in our eyes, but alas weren’t the winners on the day 😢To Domhnall, Alasdair and Jack, thank you so much for choosing WICCI, it has been a privilege to get to work with you over the past few months and you should be so proud of yourselves - as should the school ⭐️ Some lovely words from the lads demonstrate why we take part in YPI, the benefits of working together work both ways: ‘Thank you so much for everything you did to support us in our bid to win the YPI £3000 grant for WICCI. We are very grateful for your support. It was kind of you to come down to Harris for the final. It's a shame we didn't win. The good thing is we now know so much more about WICCI and what you do for cancer patients in the Western Isles and here in Harris. Kind regards, Domhnall, Alasdair and Jack’ ... See MoreSee Less
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We have copies on sale here at the WICCI office, pop by if you want a copy. ... See MoreSee Less
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This WEEK AT WICCI!Today we have our singing for pleasure group led by Carole Miller meeting here at the WICCI Centre at 2.30pm, this is a relaxed and informal group, all are welcome to join in.Wednesday - Our Ladies Cancer Support Group are meeting at the WICCI Centre at 2pm for a relaxed cuppa and a chat - there may even be some cake! 🍰 All are welcome and you can bring a friend!Friday - Our Counsellor Catherine has some availability for counselling, if you feel you could benefit from speaking to someone please get in touch.All appointments and activities are FREE to attend.Please get in touch!📞01851 706721💻office@wicci.org.uk📧message us here ... 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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