Geoff Chiu completed the Boundary Park Triathlon and Hever Castle Triathlon for Saving Faces!

Updated on 29th October 2020

Mr Geoff Chiu, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon,​ ​has completed two triathlons in two weeks to raise funds for Saving Faces!

Due to the cancellations on the Chateau Chantilly Triathlon and the Tour De Manchester, Mr Chiu took part in the Boundary Park Triathlon on the 13th September 2020 and the Hever Castle Triathlon on the 26th September 2020.

​In both events, Mr Chiu found the run the most difficult part. ​He had to swim in waters as low as 12 degrees at Hever Castle, which resulted in the swim being cut short from 1.5km to 800m.

Even though ​the events were both challenging he enjoyed his time in two beautiful countryside’s.

With all his hard work and determination, Mr Chiu completed the Boundary Park Triathlon (1km Swim, 55km Cycle, 10km Run) in 3 hrs 19mins and Hever Castle Triathlon (800m Swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) in 2hrs 47mins.

​We are incredibly grateful to Mr Chiu ​for taking on these challenges and to his supporters for giving generously. The total amount raised ​so far is over £500.

If you would like to help Saving Faces with raising essential funds, please visit our fundraising page.


Original post 7th July 2020

Geoff Chiu will be completing the Hever Castle Triathlon on the 27th September for Saving Faces. The Triathlon consists of a 1.5km swim, a 45km cycle and a 10km run.

Geoff is a Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust and Royal Bolton Hospital and looks after the faces and jaws of people in East Lancashire and Bolton.

Geoff has chosen to raise money for Saving Faces because of our research into enhancing patient care and recovery for patients who have had surgery to their face and mouth.

You can sponsor Geoff here.

Geoff Chiu poster v6




Thank you to our Royal Parks Half Marathon runners!

A huge thank you to our supporters who ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 13th October 2019 to support Saving Faces!


Drew’s father-in-law, Henry de Lotbinière, was operated on by Saving Faces Chief Executive Professor Hutchison 13 times in 15 years.

Drew completed the half marathon in the incredible time of 1 hour and 40 minutes!


The Royal Parks Half Marathon was Maxine’s first half marathon.

She completed it in the amazing time of 1 hour 50 minutes!


Thank you to all our runners who took part and raised the wonderful amount of nearly £2000 for Saving Faces!

Related articles:

The Vitality Big Half

Kat Huggins is running the Edinburgh Marathon for Saving Faces!


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.

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Sarah Furnell running the Edinburgh Half Marathon

Sarah Furnell was a long-standing researcher at Saving Faces for 7 years having worked on multiple research projects, a major national audit, sang along at 8 Christmas Carol concerts and represented Saving Faces at dozens of conferences. Even now as she embarks on her new adventure, she continues to support Saving Faces.

Continue reading

Fundraising party for Gwen’s 80th birthday

On 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.

Continue reading