Argyll and Bute Council is working with Macmillan Cancer Support Scotland to launch a new information and support service at Rothesay Library. The new service 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 begun in Campbeltown.
The project is looking to recruit volunteers in September to begin training in October, with the service opening in the New Year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org