Issue 12 September 2018

Hello faithful FYF support! It’s been a while since we’ve let you know what’s afoot, but I’ve been busy training to climb the HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN AFRICA! Yes, there’s only a month to go before me and 11 other Trekkers travel to Tanzania to hopefully fly a Finding Your Feet flag at the summit of Kilimanjaro. Plenty of people have expressed their concerns about this latest challenge of mine, but that’s not stopped me before. You can donate here, so please give anything you can spare and spread the word.

Before you go on to read all about what we’ve been up to, I want to share a recent statistic that was brought to our attention. Isolation is a huge problem for many amputees, we have always known that. It wasn’t until Dr Fiona Mackenzie carried out her recent pHD that we found out the full extent of the issue. It has been proven that quality of life and even life expectancy is greatly reduced without social inclusion, with as many as 30% of vascular amputees not surviving to one year post amputation.  Finding Your Feet are key in addressing this issue.  We are directly saving lives and, since you’re supporting us, you are too.

Thank you, Cor X