Wigtownshire Women and Cancer

Befriending can provide a supportive network that empowers people to cope with their diagnosis, make informed decisions, and find strength in shared experiences, fostering a more positive and hopeful outlook on their cancer journey.

Information for volunteers

At WWAC we are immensely grateful for our remarkable volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. Each and every one of them brings with them a unique story, and it’s no coincidence that their involvement stems from a personal connection to cancer — be it their own battle, that of a close friend, or a beloved family member.
Having volunteers who have been touched by cancer themselves or through loved ones brings a profound level of understanding and empathy to the work we do. They possess an ability to connect with others who are facing similar challenges, providing a source of strength, comfort, and genuine support. The shared experiences create an environment of compassion, where no one feels alone in their journey.
The benefits of our volunteers’ personal connections to cancer extend far beyond empathy. Their first-hand knowledge equips them with unique insights into the needs of those battling cancer. They offer a level of understanding and companionship that can only come from experiencing the physical, emotional, and social complexities of cancer first-hand.
Our volunteers’ personal connections to cancer also inspire them to champion our cause with dedication, and their passion radiates through every act of kindness and support they extend. Whether it’s lending a listening ear, delivering a care package, organising fundraising events, or facilitating support groups, their actions speak volumes about the power of solidarity and the resilience of the human spirit.


Gordon Frew
Wigtownshire Women And Cancer
9 Hanover Street