Clarins are joining forces this October with some worthy charities & supporting NAIL IT week.
Taking place from 8th until the 13th of October, selected participating Clarins pharmacies & salons nationwide will be offering free luxurious hand layering treatments & a mini gift, for a suggested donation of a minimum of €5, to go into the collection box on the Clarins counter.
NAIL IT week is a clever & worthy initiative supporting the wonderful work of the following three charities; Jack & Jill Foundation, Debra Ireland & the Irish Raynauds & Scleroderma Society.
ABOUT THE CHARITIES FOR NAIL IT WEEK
3 Irish charities with great national and local appeal
You may already be aware of these 3 Irish charities who work on behalf of children and adults affected by chronic and life limiting medical conditions. All 3 are small but make a big difference in making life that little bit more manageable for those individuals and families living with the challenge of life limiting conditions. There are no doubt connections with existing and potential Clarins clients and together these 3 charities gel and have real national appeal by supporting families in every community in Ireland.
Funds raised by Nail It are split 3 ways and used to provide nursing care and patient support including:
- An EB nurse who is fully trained in managing and dealing with all the medical complexities associated with the life threatening condition, including wound and pain management as well as training other medical personnel and the child’s parents to ensure the child receives appropriate care and treatment.
- A Jack & Jill nurse to help parents cope with the 24 hours, round the clock nursing care required to care for a young child with severe developmental delay as a result of brain damage, giving the family a break to do the normal things that others enjoy like sleeping, shopping, working or going for a walk.
- A specialist nurse who can work with patients and their families around the country who are affected by the complex medical conditions associated with scleroderma and other chronic, disabling and progressive connective tissue diseases linked to Raynaud’s.
More about the charities:
The Irish Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Society was established in 1988 to support those affected by the conditions, to raise awareness, provide information and promote research into both the causes of and treatments for Raynaud’s and scleroderma. Raynaud’s is a common condition of the blood vessels resulting in a reduced supply to the skin during an attack, it affects some 10% of the population. Scleroderma is a serious systemic condition of the blood vessels, immune system and connective tissues, and is usually preceded by Raynaud’s.
DEBRA Ireland is the national charity established in 1988 to provide patient support services and to drive research into treatments and cures for those living with a condition known as EB. Those living with EB have skin so incredibly delicate and fragile, that it tears and blisters at the slightest touch. It is extremely painful and leads to disability and deformity and many of our patients who survive childhood face the frightening reality that they could develop a very aggressive form of skin cancer, due to the constant breakdown of their skin.
The Jack & Jill Foundation is an Irish children’s charity set up in 1997 by Jonathan Irwin and his wife, Senator Mary Ann O’Brien (MD of Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate) based on their own experience caring for their son Jack at home until he passed away in December 1997 aged 22 months. Over the past 15 years, Jack & Jill has supported 1,600 children (from birth to 4 years old) with brain damage who suffer severe intellectual and physical trauma. The nationwide service includes home visits and care, advice, information, lobbying and bereavement support, with the Foundation providing funding for up to 64 hours of home nursing care per month at a cost of up to €1024 per family.