Paisley Daily Express
The future of a lifeline Paisley charity that helps amputees has been secured as it receives a £67,000 cash boost.
Finding Your Feet was awarded the cash from the ScottishPower Foundation for the work it does to boost the quality of life for those who have suffered the loss of a limb.
The organisation – led by the inspirational quadruple amputee Cor Hutton will – use the funding to deliver activities that reduce social isolation, increase physical fitness, reduce the stigma around mental health and improve the ability of members to manage their condition.
Cor founded the charity in 2014 to help families affected by amputation or absent limbs, focusing on helping to get amputees out of isolation and involved in the social, physical and emotional support programmes they offer.
She said: “As a charity, we have been battling isolation and its negative effects for a long time.
“The physical and mental stresses of amputation can quite easily make a person hide themselves away from the world, and that paired with the global pandemic has made our support more vital than ever.”
The Lochwinnoch mum, who underwent a double hand transplant two years ago, added: “To be announced as a ScottishPower charity partner is quite incredible for us for a few reasons.
“The funding that the foundation provides will allow us to continue and build upon our wellbeing services to benefit fitness, mental