A big thank you to all our friends and supporters who attended our annual carol concert on Friday night. Once again we were treated to some stirring renditions of traditional carols by the Chelsea Opera Group. We are eternally grateful for their continued support.
On May 12th, Saving Faces’ own, Iain Hutchison squared off against the formidable Maggi Hambling, as part of a series of events surrounding her latest exhibition, Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath.
A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual carol concert in the beautiful St Priory Church of Bartholomew the Great. Music was once again provided by the Chelsea Opera Group, who excelled themselves with stirring renditions of old favourites and lesser known classical carols.
Surgeons and researchers from around the country and beyond gathered on Wednesday, 26th of November for the offical launch of the National Facial, Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre (NFORC) in the Purcell room on London's Southbank.
World-famous actor and Saving Faces patron, Alan Rickman, officially opened the Centre, along with NHS Deputy Director, Mike Bewick. The event was presided over by award-winning journalist, Jon Snow.
Well done to all our treasure hunters and power walkers who came out to support Saving Faces on Sunday the 21st of September. A great (though tiring day) was had by all, with some tense competition, fine weather, fascinating history and one rogue clue.
If you made a New Year Resolution to get fit then why not sign up for the London Trekathon, a 26 mile organised walk on 27th September around the capital city, passing through areas steeped in history. Saving Faces has places available so sign up now.....you can test your fitness and raise money for your favourite charity.
Please note a minimum fundraising target and registration fee applies. The cost of registration can be refunded to you from the sponsorship raised if requested.
Our own Professor Hutchison will be speaking at the National Portrait Gallery as part of their "Late Shift" programme. For the centenary of WW1, the gallery will be hosting an exhbition of portraits from the Great War along with some fascinating talks and insights into the era.
The Bart's annual Christmas Fair took place on the 6th of November 2013, in the Great Hall. Saving Faces had a stall selling clothes, jewellery and home baked goodies made by our own multi-talented staff. Thank you to everyone who visited us on the day and whether you picked up a Christmas gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, we hope that it brings joy over the holidays.
If you have ever wanted to get involved in a 5km or 10km run, here is your chance. On Sunday 8th December at Victoria Park, London, around 3,000 ‘Santa’s’ are expected to take part, raising over £100,000! Saving Faces are looking for volunteers to take part and you can be part of this fantastic event with just a small registration fee (payable to Do it For Charity but paid in full to Saving Faces once the race is completed) and raising the suggested minimum sponsorship of £100.
Well, that's it done and dusted for another year...
There was a tense run-up to the 3rd annual Saving Faces Family Cycle Challenge, with wind, rain and thunder forecast. By some miracle, the day dawned bright and cloudless and the first drops of rain only fell as we were packing up to go.
This year the Saving Faces collection of paintings have been exhibited at a variety of medical conferences and fundraising events. The aim of the event on Saturday 28th April was to raise money and awareness of Saving Faces, using the artwork.
The sun was a surprise guest at the Saving Faces Sponsored Family Cycle Day on Saturday, the 3rd of September.
Over 100 people turned out to cycle and more came to cheer on their favourite cyclists. For those taking a break from the cycle track we also had games, art, music and even some impromptu line dancing.