Volunteers sought for Rothesay cancer info project

Rothesay Library is to host an information and support project to help people affected by cancer. The project is being run jointly by Argyll and Bute Council and Macmillan Cancer Support Scotland.

Rothesay Library is to host an information and support project to help people affected by cancer. The project is being run jointly by Argyll and Bute Council and Macmillan Cancer Support Scotland.

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Argyll and Bute Council is looking for volunteers to help with a new cancer information and support service at Rothesay Library.

The new service, being run in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support Scotland, is looking for male and female volunteers to help support people affected by cancer with drop-in support sessions in the library.

The Bute development is the second phase of a joint project which has already begun in Campbeltown.

The project is looking to recruit volunteers in September to begin training in October, with the service opening in the new wear.

Lead councillor for community and culture at Argyll and Bute Council, George Freeman, said: “It’s great to see this project developing, and supporting not just the person with the cancer diagnosis but also their friends, family and work colleagues.

“Training and support will be provided for volunteers to ensure that they can offer confidentiality, good listening skills, and information for people affected by cancer.’

Anyone wishing to find out more about volunteering with the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service in Rothesay should contact Chris Holden, volunteer co-ordinator, on 01586 555938 (email chris.holden@argyll-bute.gov.uk).