Cancer charity’s Rothesay open day

Cancer Support Scotland's volunteer therapists hosted an open day at Rothesay Library.
Cancer Support Scotland's volunteer therapists hosted an open day at Rothesay Library.

Volunteer therapists from the Cancer Support Scotland charity held an open day at Rothesay Library this week to showcase the services they provide on the island.

Therapists Liz Keane and Angela Clark were on hand to provide relaxing hand massages and give information on the other kinds of support available from the charity, whose Rothesay services, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and Artgyll and Bute Council, were officially launched in April of this year.

The charity’s operations and service manager, Madaline Alexander, who also attended the event, told us CSS has recently recruited a volunteer counsellor, Kathryn Gardner, who will soon start travelling to the island once a week to further enhance the services available on Bute to people with, and affected by, cancer.

“The biggest challenge we face is getting people to use the services we provide,” Madaline said.

“That doesn’t mean there isn’t demand on Bute - we think the demand is there, it’s just a question of making people aware of the services we can offer.”