CORINNE HUTTON, BCAc
Corrinne (or Cor as she is known) contracted Sepsis five years ago following a bout of pneumonia. Given less than 5% chance of survival, Cor beat the odds and survived, but in order to save her life the blood supply to her extremities was lost, so surgeons had to amputate both her hands and both her legs below the knee.
During her rehabilitation Cor identified a lack of peer support so decided to start a charity to provide the support that was missing, just weeks after her initial surgery ‘Finding Your Feet’ was born. Today, Finding Your Feet supports over 500 amputees and runs 50 clubs per month, including swimming, Pilates, Ampu-Teas (coffee morning and peer support), craft club, bowling, climbing, skiing and karting. The charity also offers counselling services as well as access to a holistic massage therapist.
In the last 5 years, Finding Your Feet has raised over £1,00,000 to support clubs and activities. Cor, who defies all conceptions of disability, has personally raised a substantial amount of this money. She has completed the London Triathlon, and became the first female quadruple amputee to climb Ben Nevis and is also the first female quadruple amputee to summit Mount Kilimanjaro.