Date: 11th October 2020
Date: 11th October 2020
Date: Autumn 2020
If everybody gives a little, we achieve a lot.
Many of us now start the day with at least one coffee drunk on the hoof on the way into work. Some of us even need several coffees a day to keep going! These coffees usually cost £2.50.
You are one of 7,000 very special people who support Saving Faces. You have probably raised money or donated to us in the past. We are now asking you to convert the cost of one cup of coffee or tea a week into an annual standing order to Saving Faces of £130 (£2.50 x 52); a few of you might feel so generous that you’ll forgo one coffee for more than one day (£5 up to £12.50 a week). This regular income will ensure that even in these difficult times we can complete our current research projects that will all change lives for the better; and have the confidence to start the many new exciting projects proposed by UK surgeons.
We know that some of you are hard-pressed for money, or donate generously to other worthy causes so may not be able to take up this challenge. But please try so we can continue our valuable work, which has now been running for over 19 years. Our current outgoings are £700,000 per year to fund our researchers and house our organisation. If everybody gives a little, we achieve a lot.
To get involved in the Saving Faces 400k Coffee Challenge, please download our standing order mandate form stand below.
Ex-paratrooper Frank Fletcher completed two commemorative parachute drops for the 75th anniversary of D-Day (6th June 1944) to raise essential funds for the National Facial Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre (NFORC), funded by Saving Faces and its partner the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS), and Special Forces veterans charity Pilgrim Bandits.
A huge thank you to Frank and all his supporters for this fantastic fundraising effort to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The total amount raised was over £1,700!
The first drop took place near Caen in Normandy on 5th June 2019, which marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Frank and the pilots were featured on the BBC’s The One Show.
The second drop took place near Arnhem in the Netherlands, The Battle of Arnhem was a significant battle amongst Airborne Forces and the film ‘A Bridge too Far’ portrays the events.
You can now raise funds for Saving Faces entirely for free while you do your everyday shopping online.
Do you own or run a restaurant, or are you on friendly terms with the staff of your favourite eatery? Saving Faces runs a restaurant giving scheme and would appreciate your help.
How does it work? A small, elegant table card is placed on each table in your restaurant. It tells the customer a little about the charity and that a voluntary £1 will be added by the restaurant to the table’s bill at the end of the meal. It also explains that the customer is free to opt out if they wish.
The administrative burden is very small, as the use of electronic tills makes the adding a donation very straightforward. You can even allocate a button on your till to Saving Faces if you wish.
The donation is added to the bill after the service charge and VAT, so it does not affect the restaurant’s VAT returns.
The scheme is a very cost efficient way for your restaurant to fulfil a social and community responsibility.
If you are interested in joining our scheme, please contact us for more details.
Calling all cyclists, runners, trekkers, mountaineers and would-be explorers!
For our more adventurous supporters, there are lots of resources out there to help you with your ambition to scale a mountain.