Cancer charity’s Rothesay open event

Cancer Support Scotland held an open day at Rothesay Library on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
Cancer Support Scotland held an open day at Rothesay Library on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

The Cancer Support Scotland charity held an open day at Rothesay Library this week to help spread the word about the counselling and therapy services it now offers on Bute.

The charity’s services, run in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council and Macmillan Cancer Support, were launched last month and, as well as counselling for those with or affected by cancer, include stress-relieving techniques such as reiki, reflexology and hand massages.

Therapists Angela Clark and Liz Keane were on hand alongside the charity’s operations and service manager Madaline Alexander to explain and demonstrate what the organisation can now offer through its weekly appointments at the library.

“We’ve had a steady stream of visitors,” Liz said, “most of whom have come looking for us because they saw the event mentioned in The Buteman.”

Cancer Support Scotland is also hoping to increase the number of volunteer counsellors it has on Bute - if you would like to find out more, contact the charity’s volunteer co-ordinator, Grant Aitchison, on 0141 337 8199 or visit the Cancer Support Scotland website.