Meet our Trustees

We have a team of dedicated and committed Trustees and Volunteers whose vision, dedication and determination helped to create Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative, and this unique partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

WICCI Team

WICCI Trustees from L to R: Donald Macleod (Chairperson), Tommy Gorman, Lindsay Macleod (Treasurer), Margaret Eaves, Mabel Macleay, Christina Maciver, Jessie Murray, Iain Macaulay

Helen Sandison, Isle of Lewis, WICCI

Helen Sandison

I joined the Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative in November 2017, at the very beginning of the project, but at the end of years of hard work by the determined…...Read more

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Caroline Maciver

I joined WICCI in January 2022, I am involved in lots of community voluntary organisations including being a Children’s Panel member, the chair of the Nicolson Institute Parent Council and…...Read more

Lorraine Sloan

Lorraine Sloan – Macmillan Cancer Support representative

As the Macmillan Cancer Support charity trustee, it is an honour to be part of the WICCI group and to have seen the passion and commitment of the team to…...Read more

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Donald Macleod

My name is Donald Macleod and I’m currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative (WICCI). I come from the Point District of Lewis but…...Read more

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Mabel Macleay

I was born in Glasgow of Lewis parents; my mum from Back and my dad from New Tolsta. We moved back to live in Lewis when I was about 8.…...Read more

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Don Maclean

My name is Don MacLean, I’m married to Pat, and living in Knock, Point.  Before retiring I was employed as Outdoor Learning Manager with the Comhairle’s Sport & Health Section.…...Read more

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Christina MacIver

My name is Christina MacIver and I’m one of the trustees of WICCI. I live in Point with my husband and our two children. I’ve lived in Point for almost…...Read more

Andrew Sim

Andrew Sim

I was a consultant surgeon for 29 years, latterly in the Western Isles Hospital. My particular areas of interest was in large bowel disease, so much of my surgical work…...Read more

Iain Macaulay WICCI

Iain Macaulay

Brought up in the crofting village of Sollas, North Uist. Now retired from a career in social work after working for Strathclyde Regional Council, Church of Scotland Board of Social…...Read more

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Jessie Murray

I live in Sandwick. I am now retired, having worked as a librarian for many years in the Lothians, and since returning to  Lewis, at Lews Castle College. My interest…...Read more

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Lindsay Macleod

I live in Point and have been working with the local Macmillan Fundraising Group as its Treasurer for the last five years. I was asked to join WICCI two years…...Read more

Mairi Helen Macdonald, Isle of Lewis, WICCI

Mairi Helen Macdonald

My name is Mairi H Macdonald and I live in Barvas with my husband and two cats. I run holiday lets in Barvas and also enjoying spending time with my…...Read more

Donald John Macdonald, Isle of Lewis, WICCI

Donald John Macdonald

I live in South Uist and I am involved with a number of local committees and initiatives. My previous work included community learning and development with Strathclyde Regional Council and…...Read more

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Margaret Eaves

I moved to Lewis in July 1978 with my husband and young family. After my husband died and I retired I became involved with the local Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising…...Read more

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Ann McHale – Oncology Massage or Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

I started my holistic massage journey back in 2012, having always been really interested in massage and the effect this can have on the body and the mind. I enrolled…...Read more

Helen Kirkman

Helen Kirkman – Counsellor

Hello my name is Helen Kirkman. I am a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor, holding a BA Hons Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. I qualified in 2016 and am…...Read more

Angela Louch

Angela Louch – Indian Head Massage or Leg and Foot Massage

Who doesn’t want to reduce their stress and increase relaxation? That’s what I asked myself after having a massage. Whilst working in England in my early 20’s I decided I…...Read more

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Jane Montgomery – Reiki

My first experience of Reiki was in 2016 after a traumatic time. I was amazed at how much it helped me through the difficult times. I was so fascinated by…...Read more

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Carole Millar – Hebridean Harmony

For Carole Miller who leads our Hebridean Harmony Singing group, music comes first every time There’s an old Zimbabwean saying – If you can walk, you can dance and if…...Read more

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Jane Eastwood – Reflexology or Indian Head Massage

I was first introduced to reflexology by a friend who I was working with when I was nursing in Derbyshire in the early 90’s. I was fascinated how the therapist…...Read more

As a registered local Charity we look forward to offering help and support to people affected by cancer throughout the Western Isles and working with other Agencies and other Voluntary Groups in the Western Isles for the benefit of Cancer Patients and their families.

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Individuals should firstly submit an Enquiry Form to the WICCI office to determine eligibility.

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