Macmillan @ West Lothian News & Features
Catch up with what Macmillan @ West Lothian have been up to!
New Patient Oncology Session
Our volunteer Jim Watson has been continuing to support at Oncology at St John's Hospital with the new patient session. Jim is on hand each week to meet individuals attending the ward prior to starting their chemotherapy treatment and provide them with any information and support they need from their very first visit.
World Mental Health Day - Monday 10th October 2022
The team attended an event to mark world Mental Health Day organised by Westspace at the Jim Walker Partnership Centre. The event showcased many of the mental health and wellbeing supports available in West Lothian, and we were delighted to have been invited along
Rosie and Linden were delighted to attend the Silver Sunday event at Hilcroft Hotel Whitburn on Sunday 2nd October and had a great time meeting everyone who attended
Macmillan Craft Fayre
Our volunteer Caroline King organised a Macmillan Craft Fayre at Fauldhouse Masonic Club on Saturday 24th September and kindly invited Rosie along. The event raised £455 for Macmillan Cancer Support
Access2Employment Jobs Fair
Macmillan @ West Lothian were delighted to have the opportunity to have a stall at the Access2Employment Jobs Fair at Howden Park Centre on Friday 2nd September to raise awareness of our volunteering opportunities. Click here for more information on volunteering with Macmillan
Pride West Lothian event took place at West Lothian College on July 30th 2022. Macmillan @ West Lothian were there to join in the fun and spread the word about our Cancer Information and Support Services.
First Walk complete!
Our walking group met for its first walk on Wednesday 10th August and made the most of the sunshine. Walks run fortnightly during the summer months Our short walks leave from The Jim Walker Partnership Centre, Bathgate at 10am and are led by our volunteer walk leaders. To book a place on a walk or find out more information please contact us on 01506 283053 or email MacmillanWestLothian@westlothian.gov.uk for more details.
Activity Group Returns!
The Macmillan @ West Lothian Craft Activity group has returned and we have been busy making these lovely creations. Week 1 - Card making, Week 2 - Glass painting, Week 3 - Knitting. The group runs on the first Thursday of the month in The Jim Walker Partnership Centre (formerly Bathgate Partnership Centre) at 1.30pm - 3.30pm. For more details and to book a place please contact us on 01506 283053 or email MacmillanWestLothian@westlothian.gov.uk for more details.