Arran Cancer Support, known as ArCaS, is a voluntary organisation which provides free and confidential services to patients.
ArCaS was founded in 1989 to support patients and carers on Arran who were struggling with the challenges of cancer.
It was the direct result of the experience of cancer patients who during their illness felt the need to turn to someone for information on transport and nursing needs. Undergoing cancer treatment is a significant challenge in itself but patients on Arran have to factor in journeys to and from hospitals on the mainland using a ferry service often affected by weather and reliability issues.
We are funded by donations and also by money raised at the ArCaS Charity Shop in Brodick, which is staffed by volunteers who live on Arran and is located near the ferry terminal.
We have established close links with all local health care professionals, allowing us to expand our service provision to meet the needs of our local cancer patients.