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Official launch of Bute cancer service

Pictured are some of Bute's Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Service's volunteers. From left to right: Morag Robertson, Michaela Nicholson, Brian Nicholson, Francine Scott, Gordon Merrett, Chris Holden, and Beverley Scoullar.

Pictured are some of Bute's Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Service's volunteers. From left to right: Morag Robertson, Michaela Nicholson, Brian Nicholson, Francine Scott, Gordon Merrett, Chris Holden, and Beverley Scoullar.

 

A cancer support and information service is due to be officially opened in Rothesay Library on Friday, August 29.

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service, which is run by island volunteers and offers support and information for anyone affected by cancer, will be officially opened by Provost of Argyll and Bute, Len Scoullar, and Scottish actress and regular Bute visitor, Maureen Beattie.

The service has developed in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, Argyll and Bute Council, NHS Highland, and Argyll Voluntary Action. In addition to providing specialist cancer information and emotional support, the service can refer people on to other services, including financial advice, complementary therapies and local support organisations.

Provost Scoullar said: “Everyone who is part of a community can play a part in supporting and developing that community.

“We recognise the need to support people through times of ill health and in setting up this innovative initiative with Macmillan Cancer Support, NHS Highland and Argyll Voluntary Action, we are providing a comfortable, welcoming environment for community volunteers to meet with people living with or affected by cancer.

* The service will be opened at 3pm in Rothesay Library.

 

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