A CHARITY set up by an amputee from Renfrewshire has officially opened a new home. 
Finding Your Feet, which supports amputees and their families, celebrated their move from Glasgow to St James’ House in Paisley last week. 

Founder Corinne Hutton and Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron were on hand to cut the ribbon at the grand opening. 

Ms Hutton told The Gazette: “We’ve been in Renfrewshire just over two months now and the welcome has been unbelievable. 

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“That all manifested in this fantastic opening event with our volunteers, corporate partners, local organisations and Provost Lorraine Cameron.

The Gazette:

“For me, to see the crowd attending in support of what we do was just so heartwarming. There was a period of time when I thought Finding Your Feet was going to be a small peer support group, but the charity it has grown into has surpassed my hopes in the best way and Renfrewshire is a perfect place for us to continue to grow. 

“We’ll be here for a long time helping the community.” 

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Mum-of-one Ms Hutton, from Lochwinnoch, set up Finding Your Feet in 2014 after a battle with sepsis the previous year resulted in the loss of her hands and feet.

For six years, she waited for a double hand transplant, enduring countless false alarms, before finally receiving replacement hands earlier this year. 

The Gazette: Corinne Hutton (centre) outside the new office in Paisley Corinne Hutton (centre) outside the new office in Paisley

Finding Your Feet has gone from strength to strength and now offers a range of sporting activities and social-inclusion projects to amputees.

The charity is keen to hear from any local businesses who feel they could benefit from its support. 

Provost Cameron said: “It was a privilege to officially open the new premises of Finding Your Feet. The work they do is inspirational.”

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