It is estimated that over 1,000 people in the Channel Islands have disfigurements to their face, hands or body. Every year children in the islands are born with cleft lips and palates, cranio-facial conditions, Bell’s palsy, skin conditions and birthmarks. Over 100 people are seen by our hospitals each year with burns and scalds and a similar number are sent to the UK for treatment for cancer of the head, neck, throat and skin.
If you have a disfigurement, you can face discrimination because of the way you look. You might be stared at, teased or avoided, especially at school or in public places. You may feel isolated and find it easier to avoid going out. You may believe that you have little chance of leading a successful life. Family and friends may not always know how to help while others may be unsure how to react when meeting you for the first time.
Changing Faces Channel Islands (CFCI) aims to support and represent children, young people and adults with disfigurements of all kinds, whether present at birth or as a result of accident or violence, skin conditions, illness or paralysis. Our work complements medical and surgical treatments by addressing the psychological and social challenges posed by disfigurement.
We apologise that our new website is currently under construction and information is therefore restricted at present. However if you would like to know more about our Skin Camouflage service please click here. All other enquiries should be addressed to email@example.com.
Face Equality Day on 25th May is an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the ridicule, staring, ostracism, bullying and discrimination individuals may experience when they have a disfigurement.
You can help by committing to create a fairer society, where everyone is valued for the unique contribution they can make – not the way they look.
Show your support by wearing the butterfly on 25th May. You can pick up your butterflies from:
P E H
Sure (High St)
Longcamps Tennis Centre
all 4 Healthcare Surgeries
Living with a disfigurement is a daily challenge and the impact on a person's self-confidence and ability to lead a normal life can be severe. Through Changing Faces Channel Islands, people with disfigurements, and their families, can find the information, support and advice they need to handle difficult situations in the street, feel accepted at school and be treated with fairness and respect in the workplace.
Please help Changing Faces Channel Islands to support people who have disfigurements and to change society's attitudes towards disfigurement.
As a charity, we need as much support as we can get. If you can help our work by giving a donation, however small, this will be greatly appreciated. Your support really will make a difference. To make a donation...please do not send cash
Send us a cheque or postal order, payable to Changing Faces (Channel Islands) LBG
Set up a standing order payable to to:Changing Faces Channel Islands LBG to pay either monthly, quarterly or annually for an amount you wish to donate. You can find a blank form for this purpose here.
Cheques, Postal orders and completed Standing Order forms should be sent to:
J. G. Beveridge
Changing Faces Channel Islands,
Go to www.giving.gg and select Changing Faces (Channel Islands) from the list and you will be able to make a donation from there
By making a legacy to us in your will, you will help future generations. Please contact your advocate for advice on this.
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