Street collections by charities are one of the many activities halted by the pandemic emergency.

The Isle of Lewis Cancer Research UK Committee and volunteers usually go out with their collecting cans, house-to-house in August each year.

But the group says: “The Covid restrictions has meant that this valuable fundraiser can't be done in our usual way.

“Instead of our annual door-to-door visits, which we do enjoy, we are asking if you would like to make your donation online at

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/unite/isle-of-lewis-cancer-research-uk

“If you don't have internet access and would like to make a donation please call in to your local shop.  There will be collecting cans available there for the month of October. 

The shops taking part are:

  • Buth an Rubha
  • Gordon Diesel’s (Back)
  • Tolsta Shop
  • Cross Stores
  • Welcome Inn, Barvas
  • Lochs Services, Cameron Terrace
  • Ravenspoint, Kershader
  • Uig Shop
  • Bernera Shop

“Covid-19 has slowed us down, clinical trials are being postponed and vital research is being delayed. We are determined to continue our life-saving work, but to save lives tomorrow we need your help today.”