Nail Snail Charity Partners
Creating a Nail Snail® with a purpose was always a part of Julia Christie's vision. As such it is a driving purpose to always ensure there is a limited edition colour Nail Snail® available where a portion of sales are donated to a chosen charity.
Jacaranda Purple Nail Snail® & Light for Riley Foundation - 2018 - 30 March, 2021When the time came to choose a new colour to add to the Nail Snail® collection, Julia knew that she would also give this new Nail Snail® a special partner. At Christie & Christie® HQ we face the dilemma “Which colour next?”
After running some colour samples (which we still have for prizes and donations – we keep our waste to the absolute minimum) the beautiful Jacaranda Purple was chosen.
Wanting to give back and support the community, Julia was unwavering in her decision to donate an amount from each sale from each limited-edition colour release to a chosen charity, and there was no doubt in her mind which would be our first cause to support.
After meeting Catherine and Greg Hughes from the Light For Riley Project at a Parenting and Baby Expo, Julia was so impressed with their unwavering dedication, and eager to help in any way possible. Catherine and Greg have turned a personal tragedy into such a positive force to help and educate others, it is truly inspiring. On the 13th of February 2015, the proud parents along with their daughter, welcomed their beautiful baby boy, Riley, into the world. Their time together as a family was precious and sadly, short-lived, with Riley passing away 32 days later from Whooping Cough.
Even amidst the unimaginable grieving process, the Hughes family were determined to prevent this tragedy from happening to another family, and created an amazing legacy for their little boy, The Immunisation Foundation of Australia - Light For Riley Project. They campaign to ensure every child, pregnant mother and family member not only has information about the importance of immunisation but also access to vaccinations.
With Julia’s husband Arrlann a Doctor, vaccination is a subject that they are both extremely passionate about and in strong support of.
The Christie Family - 2020