A new service designed to offer support and information to anyone within the community affected by cancer was opened at a soft launch event in Rothesay Library on Tuesday afternoon.
Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service is a new volunteer-led service located within Rothesay Library, providing an informal and non-clinical setting for discussions, information and support.
Kaz Molloy, who herself has had cancer, is one of several island residents who’ve offered their time as volunteers for the new service. Kaz told us: “When I first learned about the service through The Buteman, I was keen to become a volunteer. It was really interesting to learn everyone’s stories and their reasons for getting involved in the service, and I’m hopeful that people on Bute will find it useful.”
The other volunteers with the service are Doreen Boyle, Jackie Harding, Anne Film, Chris Corrin and Myra Love, all of whom have received training from Macmillan Cancer Support.
If you or someone you know has cancer and you’re looking for information and support, the base at Rothesay Library contains a variety of leaflets and information packs.
To find out more about the service, contact Deirdre or her colleague Chris Holden on 01586 555932.