We would not be here were it not for all the amazing Saving Faces supporters who have run, jumped, swam, cycled, rowed (and rode), sung, danced, entertained and baked to raise funds for us. Here are just a handful of those who make it possible for us to carry out life-saving research.
This seven man crew will set sail in a Cornish Gig boat and row 50 miles non-stop for 12 hours across the English Channel from Nieuwport to Ramsgate in their attempt to raise £20,000 towards beating cancer. The catch? Not one of them has ever rowed before!
In 2004 Chris Lewis-Smith had cycling accident which required him to have extensive facial reconstructive surgery. "I hadn’t had time to put my hands out to break my fall," Chris explained. "Instead I broke my jaw, smashed the bridge of nose, fractured my left eye socket, lost all my front top teeth and a lower front tooth." Not one to stay down, he thought the best way to raise funds for Saving Faces was on his bike. He signed up for London to Paris in 2010, but he didn't stop there!
In July 2011, Jeremy Antscherl, a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon specialising in facial trauma tackled one of the toughest stages of the Tour de France to raise funds for the new National Facial Injury and Disease Study Centre.