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VIDEO: Cancer support service launched at Rothesay Library

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A new information and support service for people with, and affected by, cancer was officially launched at Rothesay Library on Friday.

The service is run by Macmillan Cancer Support in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council, NHS Highland and Argyll Voluntary Action.

The Rothesay Library service, and a similar facility at the library in Campbeltown, offer information on spotting the signs of cancer, on types of treatment and on how to live with or after cancer, as well as providing advice on the effect the disease can have on finances and work and on friends and family members.

Guest speakers at Friday’s opening ceremony included actress Maureen Beattie, who has a holiday home in Rothesay, local Bute councillor and Argyll and Bute provost Len Scoullar and Macmillan’s service development manager Nici Bauckham.

Macmillan drop-in services with the charity’s team of local volunteers are available at Rothesay Library every Tuesday from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 3.30pm.

 

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