75th D-Day anniversary fundraising parachute jumps with ex-para Frank Fletcher

Two commemorative parachute drops for the 75th anniversary of D-Day (6th June 1944) are set 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.

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The Stone of Madness by Nick Baker is now published with proceeds from sales going to Saving Faces

Nick has recently fulfilled a lifelong ambition by publishing his first novel, The Stone of Madness, an urban fantasy/historical thriller. A second book in the series, The Quantum Engine, will be published in 2019. Nick has pledged to donate to Saving Faces for each copy of the book sold. The book is available for purchase on Amazon as an eBook or paperback https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07K45PSVG

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Jaia’s family held a charity event for Saving Faces

On Friday 20th December 2013, Jaia underwent surgery which was carried out by Professor Hutchison, to remove a haemangioma on the bridge of her nose. We are incredibly happy to hear that Jaia is doing well nearly four years on after her surgery. In July 2017, the family held a charity event with a lot of delicious food, a jewellery sale and a raffle to help raise money for Saving Faces. Lisa, a saxophone player, also donated her time to play at the event for free.

The event raised a wonderful amount of £400!

“It was a beautiful day and well enjoyed by all those that attended. We still thank you as a charity and Dr Hutchison for all he did for Jaia, who is well and happy.” – Kim Uppal, Aunt of Jaia

Click below to browse through the photos from the charity event.

 

Click here to read more about Jaia’s story.

Fundraising party for Gwen’s 80th birthday

Gwendolen Davis. Image courtesy of Jarmila Piero

On the 17th of June, Gwendolen Davis celebrated her 80th birthday by raising funds for Saving Faces! She celebrated in style with a fundraising party at the Queen Elizabeth Public House in Chingford. Seventy guests from 16 different countries were invited to a buffet lunch. The event also coincided with Jo Cox’s husband’s request for the celebration of things we have in common rather than concentrating on our differences.

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Art students of the 60’s raised money for Saving Faces in memory of Geoffrey Rigden

Geoff Rigden in front of one of his later abstract paintings.

A group of ex-art students of Somerset College of Art in the 1960’s, decided to hold an exhibition of their work and titled it the ‘Then & Now’ at the CICCIC Gallery. Whilst organising the exhibition, the students were told of the untimely death of Geoff Rigden, an abstract artist and a much admired past student from the 60’s who had died in January 2016.

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