Without the fundraising efforts of our wonderful supporters we could not carry out our life-changing research. If you would like to organise an event on our behalf but don't know where to start, we would love to hear from you. Alternatively, you can check out what some of our amazing supporters have done to fundraise for us here for inspiration.
We rely on patient advisory groups to help us develop our research projects and ensure that patients' best interests are always at the core of everything we do.
We have also set up a patient helpline which puts patients about to undergo surgery in contact with a former patient who understands. We are always looking for volunteers who can share their experiences and offer emotional support. Click here to find out how you can get involved.
This section details all policies and strategies of Saving Faces - The Facial Surgery Research Foundation and its subsidary, The National Facial and Oral Research Centre (NFORC). These policies have been agreed by the Board of Trustees and will be reviewed regularly.
Saving Faces is funding three PhD studentships. They will be carrying out innovative projects in collaboration with Professor Ian Mackenzie, Professor of Stem Cell Science, Professor Ania Korszun, Professor of Psychiatry and Education and Dr Ahmad Waseem, Reader in Oral Biology.
We offer great value for money for all the activities our charity does. This is because so many surgeons and their staff act as researchers and data collectors free of charge. But, the National Facial, Oral and Oculoplastic Centre (NFORC) will increase our annual spend by £350,000 to a total of £800,000.
The additional £350,000 a year will be spent on:
£60,000 to NHS Digital for data collection and storage.
£160,000 for additional research staff.
£85,000 to make small ex-gratia annual payments to nursing and secretarial staff at 100 UK hospitals for their help in assisting their surgeons discussing research with patients and collecting patients' data.
£45,000 rent and overheads for offices.
This is where you can help. Your support will help us to continue our research in combating facial diseases, disfigurement, injury and improve patient treatment worldwide. See below for all the ways that you can donate.
Saving Faces relies upon the help of a wide variety of supporters in order to continue its work. Without their help and dedication, we would not be able to carry out our life-changing research projects. There are a number of ways in which you can support the work of Saving Faces, and fundraising can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable.
One of our most valuable groups of fundraisers are students, who nationwide are raising money in all kinds of unique and inspiring ways. Fundraising can be not only a truly rewarding and satisfying experience in itself, but also looks great on your CV, and can be tailored to any individual or team's strengths and interests.
Saving Faces would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have been giving their time and money to help raise funds for us.
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. See how our supporters have had fun raising money for Saving Faces.
With the help of renowned facial reconstructive surgeon Professor Iain Hutchison, who has treated people with severe facial disfigurement, and Professor of Children's Literature Kim Reynolds, who has studied the way beauty is regarded in traditional stories, Erin O'Connor - haute couture supermodel and a driving force behind change in the fashion industry - explores various opinions and experiences of beauty.
Saving Faces student societies now operate in medical colleges around London. Our aim is to raise awareness of facial and oral disorders, promote the importance of research into these disorders and to inspire the next generation of doctors and dentists.
This lecture series was organised by the Barts and the London Saving Faces Society in collaboration with Saving Faces. Each lecture features a talk by an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon and a talk from a professional in a related speciality. Patients were also invited to give accounts of their experiences.
Saving Faces is working to educate medical and dental students about oral and maxillofacial surgery and the research being carried out in this field. We are helping to train the doctors and dentists of the future for the benefit of all sufferers of oral and facial disfigurement, injury and disease.
If you would like to attend any of our upcoming lectures please refer to the events calendar for full details.
Browse the videos from previous lectures below. Click to play.