Each year The Shaw Trust names its 100 most influential disabled people from Britain with Sam Holness, Stefan Hoggan-Radu and Cor Hutton named on the list for 2020.
The Shaw Trust is the UK’s largest not-for-profit social enterprise in the employment sector, working to improve opportunities and access to work for individuals who face barriers to work, face challenging life circumstances or have complex needs.
The Power 100 list is one way in which the Shaw Trust aims to change perceptions of and normalise disability, tackle social exclusion and inequality and provide role models.
The three were named in the 100 which was decided upon by the judging panel that included athlete and campaigner Justin Levene and Baroness Jane Campbell.
Holness, who has autism, has been involved in the sport since 2016 and has progressively increased the distances that he races over Having taken part in Superhero Tri and sprint and standard distance races, he completed his first 70.3 race last year at IRONMAN Portugal and is working towards a 140.6, continuing to train throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2013, after her pneumonia turned into sepsis, Hutton had both hands and legs amputated. She has since gone on to set up ‘Finding Your Feet’, a charity that supports amputees and their families. In 2017 Hutton completed the London Triathlon as a fundraiser for the charity and became the first Scot to receive a double hand transplant.
Hoggan-Radu first took up triathlon in 2015 having been a swimmer since the age of three and, since retiring from professional sport, has continued to be involved as a sport campaigner and swimmer coach. His triathlon highlights include finishing fourth in the 2015 British Championships and sixth at the Detroit World Paratriathlon Event the same year.