Cancer charity to host Rothesay open day

Cancer Support Scotland's Bute services were launched at Rothesay library on Wednesday, April 8.
Cancer Support Scotland's Bute services were launched at Rothesay library on Wednesday, April 8.

A leading Scottish cancer charity is to hold an open day in Rothesay to promote the services it provides on Bute.

Cancer Support Scotland’s event takes place at Rothesay Library on Tuesday, May 26 from 10.30am to 1.30pm, when information will be available on the free counselling, complementary therapy and support services the charity offers to anyone affected by cancer. There will even be free massages!

The open day follows the official launch last month of the charity’s services at Rothesay Library, provided in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The charity’s two volunteer complementary therapists, Liz Keane and Angela Clark, provide two appointments each per week in Rothesay to those who have been affected by cancer.

Therapies can include massage, reflexology, reiki and visualisation techniques all designed to help manage and reduce the pain, stress and discomfort that service users may experience before, during or after a diagnosis.

For more information on the work of Cancer Support Scotland - which used to be known as ‘Tak Tent’, an old Scots phrase for ‘take heed’ or ‘be careful’ - visit www.cancersupportscotland.org.