Registered as a Charity in Scotland – Charity Number SC 027738
Lewis & Harris Women’s Cancer Support Group
The Group was originally founded in 1998 as a specific breast cancer support group in order to fill a gap in the provision of support for those affected by breast cancer.
After 18 years of providing that support & information, the Group agreed to change to an all-cancer support group for women affected by any cancer.
Subsequently, in November 2015 it was unanimously agreed by all Group members and authorised by OSCR to change the name to:
Lewis & Harris Women's Cancer Support Group
Aims and Objectives
The aims of the Group are to alleviate the suffering and distress, and advance the education, of women affected by any cancer and their relatives and friends. In furtherance thereof:
1) Offer emotional support & information to women affected by cancer
2) Support each other, giving time and space to talk about fears & grief
3) Listen and respond with sensitivity, respecting confidentiality & not imposing personal preferences and values on others.