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October 2023 Events and Treatments Calendar

This month’s Craft Workshop Stella from Coll Pottery Crafts is coming to the WICCI Centre to show us how to make glass jewellery, suitable for beginners! There are 6 places available.

We also have our Ladies Cancer Support Group, a supportive group for all women going through or recently been through cancer. The group meets on Wednesday the 11th and 15th of October, 2 – 3.30pm. Come along for a relaxed chat and a cuppa, bring a friend – all welcome.

WICCI in Harris – Jane Eastwood will in in the Harris Hotel on the 11th of October offering Indian Head Massage, Reiki or Reflexology. Get in touch to book!

Our singing for pleasure group – Hebridean Harmony, focuses on having some fun and coming together to produce harmonious sound and help each other with the effects of cancer treatment or the pressure of caring for or losing a loved one. You do not need to be a great singer, just enjoy singing! The group meets every Monday 2.30-3.30pm, the first Monday of the month the group meets in Bethesda Care Home.

The treatments and therapies are open to anyone affected by cancer, with up to 6 free sessions available for each treatment.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a session – 01851 706721 or office@wicci.org.uk

Here’s our October calendar –

 

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Come work us – WICCI Uist & Barra Coordinatior

We are really excited to open applications for a new member of staff to join our wonderful team here at WICCI.

We are looking for a special someone to work with us over the next few months to develop our presence in Uist & Barra, working alongside existing support groups and organisations.

You will initially be required to work from home until we get a base organised – which will be one of the first tasks for the new coordinator – and then work to develop a permanent base for WICCI in Uist.  This is short term position, funded directly from donations to WICCI, but there is a chance the position could be extended and developed post April 2024.

You will  be required to develop the range of WICCI services in the area, including working with the existing groups and organisations currently working with us and building new relationships with others.

You will work closely with the WICCI Manager, but will also be required to work on your own a lot of the time.

You must have experience in coordinating projects like this and working with others, you must also have your own drivers licence and access to transport and willingness to travel throughout the Islands.

Does this sound like something for you?

If so, get in touch for a chat (01851 706721), have a read of the Job Description and download the Application Form – we look forward to hearing from you!

WICCI Coordinator Post

Application Form

Closing date for Applications – Monday 9th October 2023 at 5pm

Date of Interviews – Thursday 26th & Friday 27th October

 

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September 2023 Events and Treatments Calendar

This month’s Craft Workshop Richard from Willowglen Garden Centre coming to the WICCI Centre to make Autumn planters that you will take home to brighten up your garden or doorstep! There are 6 places available.

We also have our Ladies Cancer Support Group, a supportive group for all women going through or recently been through cancer. The group meets on Wednesday the 6th and 20th of September, 2 – 3.30pm. Come along for a relaxed chat and a cuppa, bring a friend – all welcome.

Our Stoma Support Group meets on Friday the 29th of September 2 – 3.30pm.  This is a relaxed and informal get together, it’s open to anyone who has had an ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy or living with or after any stoma – even if not as a result of cancer. Share support and discuss things that help.

WICCI in Harris – Jane Eastwood will in in the Harris Hotel on the 20th of September offering Indian Head Massage, Reiki or Reflexology. Get in touch to book!

Our singing for pleasure group – Hebridean Harmony, focuses on having some fun and coming together to produce harmonious sound and help each other with the effects of cancer treatment or the pressure of caring for or losing a loved one. You do not need to be a great singer, just enjoy singing! The group meets every Monday 2.30-3.30pm, the first Monday of the month the group meets in Bethesda Care Home.

The Islands Ceilidh Band will be in the Bays of Harris Centre at 8pm on Friday the 8th of September, they are raising funds for WICCI and The Hebridean Mens Cancer Group, come along for an evening of traditional music and dancing.

We have our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning at WICCI on Friday 22nd of September 10am to 1pm. Pop in for some delicious home baking, a cuppa and a chat!

The treatments and therapies are open to anyone affected by cancer, with up to 6 free sessions available for each treatment.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a session – 01851 706721 or office@wicci.org.uk

Here’s our September calendar –

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August 2023 Events and Treatments Calendar

This month’s Craft Workshop we have Jane Harlington from Blue Pig Studio in the WICCI centre on Wednesday 30th of August doing an art workshop, she will guide you through making a piece of art to take home! (suitable for complete beginners)  There are 6 places available.

We also have our Ladies Cancer Support Group, a supportive group for all women going through or recently been through cancer. The group meets on Wednesday the 16th of August, 2 – 3.30pm. Come along for a relaxed chat and a cuppa.

WICCI in Harris – Jane Eastwood will in in the Harris Hotel on the 23rd of August offering Indian Head Massage, Reiki or Reflexology. Get in touch to book!

Our singing for pleasure group – Hebridean Harmony, focuses on having some fun and coming together to produce harmonious sound and help each other with the effects of cancer treatment or the pressure of caring for or losing a loved one. You do not need to be a great singer, just enjoy singing! The group meets every Monday 2.30-3.30pm, the first Monday of the month the group meets in Bethesda Care Home.

The WICCI office will be closed from the 2nd to the 10th of August.

The treatments and therapies are open to anyone affected by cancer, with up to 6 free sessions available for each treatment.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a session – 01851 706721 or office@wicci.org.uk

Here’s our August Calendar

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Papers for WICCI AGM – Thursday 27th July 2023

We are looking forward to our AGM on Thursday 27th July from 7pm here at the WICCI Offices in Stornoway, and available through Skype on request.

Here are the papers for the AGM including

2022 AGM Agenda

2021 AGM Minutes

WICCI Evaluation Report

WICCI Annual Report 2022

If you would like to join us, please get in touch – 01851706721.

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July 2023 Events and Treatments Calendar

This month’s Craft Workshop we have Richard from the Willowglen Garden Centre in the WICCI centre on Friday 21st of July doing a garden planter demonstration, come along and make your own beautiful pot to take home! There are 6 places available.

We also have our Ladies Cancer Support Group, a supportive group for all women going through or recently been through cancer. The group meets on Wednesday the 5th and 19th of July, 2 – 3.30pm. Come along for a relaxed chat and a cuppa.

WICCI in Harris – Jane Eastwood will in in the Harris Hotel on the 19th of July offering Indian Head Massage or Reflexology. Get in touch to book!

Our singing for pleasure group – Hebridean Harmony, focuses on having some fun and coming together to produce harmonious sound and help each other with the effects of cancer treatment or the pressure of caring for or losing a loved one. You do not need to be a great singer, just enjoy singing! The group meets every Monday 2.30-3.30pm, the first Monday of the month the group meets in Bethesda Care Home – this will be the only meeting for July.

The treatments and therapies are open to anyone affected by cancer, with up to 6 free sessions available for each treatment.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a session – 01851 706721 or office@wicci.org.uk

Here’s our July Calendar

 

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June 2023 Events and Treatments Calendar

The Islands Ceilidh Band are holding the first of their series of Ceilidhs on the 10th of June in the Caladh Hotel from 7.30pm, to raise money for WICCI and the Hebridean Men’s Cancer Group.

This month’s Craft Workshop we have Sandwick Bay Candles in the WICCI centre doing a candle making workshop. Come along and relax  and create your own soy wax candle to take home! There are 6 places available.

We also have our Ladies Cancer Support Group, a supportive group for all women going through or recently been through cancer. The group meets on Wednesday the 7th of May, 2 – 3.30pm. Come along for a relaxed chat and a cuppa.

WICCI in Harris – Jane Eastwood will in in the Harris Hotel on the 14th of June offering Indian Head Massage or Reflexology. Get in touch to book!

Our singing for pleasure group – Hebridean Harmony, focuses on having some fun and coming together to produce harmonious sound and help each other with the effects of cancer treatment or the pressure of caring for or losing a loved one. You do not need to be a great singer, just enjoy singing! The group meets every Monday 2.30-3.30pm, the first Monday of the month the group meets in Bethesda Care Home and the rest of the time at the WICCI Centre.

The treatments and therapies are open to anyone affected by cancer, with up to 6 free sessions available for each treatment.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a session – 01851 706721 or office@wicci.org.uk

Here’s our June Calendar

 

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WICCI Service – we need your help!

WICCI – Evaluation Form

Here at WICCI, we are always looking at ways we can improve and develop our service and one of the best ways to do this is through listening to feedback from our service users on how they have found their experience with us.

Sometimes it is difficult to ‘capture’ this information and sometimes it is hard for service users to give constructive feedback when they are coming in and out of the Centre, or if they are using another service, like our Social Fund, which doesn’t really require much interaction with the office staff.

We always appreciate hearing the good – and the areas that need improving – so we are asking anyone who has used any of our services in the past to complete our survey so we can use this information to shape and form our services in the future and have a solid evidence base to demonstrate to funders that what we do makes a difference.

So please, if you can, download the questionnaire below and fill in as much as you can and return to us.  If you want to remain completely anonymous, then you can post or drop off the survey to the WICCI Office (87 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, HS1 2DG) or if you are happy to email the form, please send it to office@wicci.org.uk

All feedback is important and we really appreciate your time to complete this.

We are also working on an online version of the questionnaire and will post a link when we have that ready.

It would be very much appreciated if you could complete your feedback by 19th May

Thanks to Claire & Diane at Orbit Agency for helping us with this exercise.

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May 2023 Events and Treatments Calendar

May – Spring is finally arriving with longer days!

This month’s Craft Workshop we have Artist Jane Harlington from the Blue Pig Studio in the WICCI centre doing torn paper collage and painting with hot wax – a process called Encaustic Wax Painting. This is a relaxed workshop where each participant will be able to take home a small piece of artwork and a couple of handmade cards. There are 6 places available, get in touch if you’d like to book.

Our Stoma Support Group meets on Wednesday the 31st of May 2-3.30pm, this is a relaxed and informal get together, it’s open to anyone who has had an ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy or living with or after any stoma – even if not as a result of cancer. Share support and discuss things that help.

We also have our Ladies Cancer Support Group, a supportive group for all women going through or recently been through cancer. The group meets on Wednesday the 10th &  24th of May, 2 – 3.30pm. Come along for a relaxed chat and a cuppa.

The treatments and therapies are open to anyone affected by cancer, with up to 6 free sessions available for each treatment.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a session – 01851 706721 or office@wicci.org.uk

Here’s our May Calendar –

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April 2023 Events and Treatments Calendar

April is here and let’s hope there is more sunshine than showers!

This month’s Craft Workshop we have Artist Gill Thompson in the WICCI centre doing a mono printing workshop. This is a relaxed workshop where Gill will guide us through making our own notebook cover. There are 6 places available, get in touch if you’d like to book.

Our Stoma Support Group meets on Wednesday the 5th of April 2-3.30pm, this is a relaxed and informal get together, it’s open to anyone with a Stoma.

We also have our Ladies Cancer Support Group, a supportive group for women going through or recently been through cancer, especially for those who are of working age or with young family. The group meets on Wednesday the 19th of April, 2 – 3.30pm. Come along for a relaxed chat and a cuppa.

The treatments and therapies are open to anyone affected by cancer, with up to 6 free sessions available for each treatment.

Please get in touch if you would like to book a session – 01851 706721 or office@wicci.org.uk

Here’s our April Calendar –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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