New cancer service launched on Bute

The new service was launched at Rothesay library on Wednesday, April 8.
The new service was launched at Rothesay library on Wednesday, April 8.

A new service offering a range of complementary services for those affected by cancer was launched at Rothesay Library on Wednesday, April 8.

Run by Cancer Support Scotland, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and Argyll and Bute Council, anyone affected by cancer can take advantage of a variety of therapies such as reiki and reflexology which help to improve health and relieve stress.

The charity’s chief executive, Colin Graham, told those present: “Cancer is on the increase, and now one in two of us will be diagnosed at some point in our lives. It affects everyone, and we want to make sure we are able to support people in communities like this one, offering outreach services for local people.

“I would like to thank Madaline [Alexander, operations and service manager for CSS] who is the rock behind everything we do, and also Macmillan Cancer Support which has part-funded our work.

“I would also like to thank Tak Tent, and Myra Love who runs it, ably assisted by Nancy Smith. Your support is very much appreciated.”

Editor of The Buteman, Craig Borland, was invited by Cancer Support Scotland to open the new service.

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