Nash Jewellers: Celebrating 100 Years!
Nash Jewellers has become a historical gem in Southwestern Ontario. Over the course of a century, the business has endured the Great Depression, World War II, the explosion of the Internet and various financial meltdowns. Today, the store is still a family owned and operated business, located on Wonderland Road North in a new building with a brightly lit showroom that holds many exquisite pieces from brand named jewellers.
Nash Jewellers gives back. Currently, both the store and members of the Nash family are involved in various community-wide fundraising initiatives including helping patients and families in need at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) by donating and participating in events.
Colin Nash, grandson of John B. Nash and son of John C. Nash, is the fourth generation to take up the jewellery business; working alongside his brother, Bryan. Colin explains that philanthropy was a big part of their childhood.
“We were raised to be confident but also humble and really give back to the Lon- don community that has helped us get to where we are today,” says Colin, who also volunteers on London Health Sciences Foundation’s Board of Directors.
This legacy of giving has inspired staff, customers, friends and business partners. This year, Nash Jewellers not only celebrates 100 years of business but one million dollars in cumulative giving to LHSC – a feat Colin is extremely proud of.
“I feel great knowing that we’re able to help somebody in need, create more research funding, or do something that is going to enhance our local hospitals which are renowned and some of the best in the world. Just knowing that I can at least play a small part in that is a feel good moment for me, and a real win-win,” says Colin.
Growing up in a large family, most of whom are athletes, Colin knows why investing in health and patient care is particularly important.
Now with children of his own, and a total of fourteen nieces and nephews, Colin hopes that the future of health care will continue to improve for their generation as well as generations to come.