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Cancer charity in appeal for new Bute volunteers

Madaline Alexander and Grant Aitchison from Cancer Support Scotland at Rothesay Library on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Madaline Alexander and Grant Aitchison from Cancer Support Scotland at Rothesay Library on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

 

A drop-in session was held at Rothesay Library on Thursday aiming to attract Bute residents to become volunteer therapists and counsellors with a Scottish cancer charity.

Madaline Alexander and Grant Aitchison from Cancer Support Scotland were on hand to provide information and advice to islanders keen to help develop the services available on Bute to people with cancer and their families, friends and carers.

The charity hopes that its services will complement the information and counselling already provided at the library by volunteers from Macmillan Cancer Support.

“We worked in partnership with Macmillan on a pilot project at Easterhouse Library in Glasgow,” Madaline said. “It started five years ago and we provide free complementary therapies and counselling in addition to Macmillan’s services - and it was such a success that two years ago Macmillan decided to offer information and drop-in services at libraries elsewhere in Glasgow and then in Scotland.”

Cancer Support Scotland provides therapeutic assistance who are undergoing medical treatment elsewhere, usually through the NHS. The services provided can range from massage to aromatherapy, chiropody to counselling and stress management and more.

If you missed Thursday’s session but would like to find out more about getting involved with the work of Cancer Support Scotland in Rothesay, you can email info@cancersupportscotland.org or call 0141 337 8199.

 

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