Nappy Run Fun Run in aid of children with disabilities

The Nappy Run Fun Run of 7 November a Huge Success!

A very big thank you to everyone who participated in the Nappy Run fun run at the Johannesburg Zoo on 7 November. We are absolutely thrilled by the public’s support of the event in aid of children with disabilities. More than 400 people participated in what was a fun, relaxing and enriching experience while focusing the spotlight on our country’s 2.1 million children with disabilities. Many runners/walkers also brought a pack of nappies with them supporting the main drive of the campaign to collect nappies for children with disabilities.

Visit the Updates Page to view pictures of the 2015 Nappy Run fun run! Unfortunately we only managed to upload some of the pictures here so please visit our Facebook page for the full album of the Nappy Run fun run pictures. You can also view the pictures on Google Drive

We salute Marsh for sponsoring the 2015 Nappy Run campaign and Blue Label Telecoms for their financial contribution. A very big thank you also to the following companies for donating large amounts of nappies: Dis-chem Foundation, Spar and Pampers

This year we are celebrating the fifth year of Nappy Run, a campaign to raise public awareness about children with disabilities and to collect nappies for them.

During October and November we will go full-out with a public awareness-raising campaign to foster respect for the dignity and rights of children with disabilities and towards their inclusion in mainstream society. (Children with disabilities are severely marginalised and they are the world’s most exposed and vulnerable group). During this time we will also appeal to the public and corporates to donate nappies or “nappy rands”. Children with disabilities have a disproportionately high need for nappies due to incontinence associated with various types of disabilities. The vast majority of children with disabilities are also poor with nappies not being affordable for their parents or care givers.

Visit the Updates Page to view pictures of the 2015 Nappy Run fun run

What is Nappy Run?

Nappy Run is an annual national campaign to:

1.) Raise public awareness and educate the South African public about our country’s children with disabilities and the conditions they face. The more the public is educated and sensitized the better the rights of children with disabilities will be realised and honoured on an equal basis with other children and the more they will be included into mainstream society. Children with disabilities who are in the majority also poor are severely marginalised, living on the fringes of society with even their most basic rights violated and denied.

2.) To collect nappies (diapers) from the public and corporates for children with disabilities. Incontinence is associated with various types of disabilities and children with disabilities have a disproportionately high need for nappies. They often need nappies up to an advanced age, often into their teens and even adult years. Nappies are expensive and not affordable to many families of children with disabilities. Children very often have to go without nappies and seeing a child “wet” is not an uncommon phenomenon. Having to go without nappies violates a child’s dignity, it is degrading, it causes discomfort and is also unhygienic. Diapers, or nappies as they are commonly known, are the most important incontinence management product for children with disabilities.

When is Nappy Run?

Although the public is called upon to donate nappies throughout the year, a committed drive to raise nappies and to embark on a public awareness raising campaign take place over October and November of each year.

Nappy Run Fun Runs

The Nappy Run campaign culminates in a national Nappy Run fun run event that takes place on the first Saturday of November to coincide with National Children’s Day. Through the cooperation of community organisations, universities, state departments and Associations for Persons with Disabilities, Nappy Run fun run events take place across the country. Keep an eye on our update page for information on Nappy Run fun run events being organised.

Nappy Run 2015 National Fun Run

The 2015 national Nappy Run fun run will take place on Saturday 7 November at 09h00 at the Johannesburg Zoo. Registration starts at 07h30. The 5km Nappy Run fun run is the highlight of the annual Nappy Run campaign. Come run, walk, roll or stroll and wear a nappy in any which way and support the cause of children with disabilities! Entry fee is R80 for adults and R40 for children. Your entry fee gives you a full day access to the Johannesburg Zoo.

Who Runs Nappy Run?

Nappy Run is an initiative of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA) and is a joint project of the NCPPDSA and the National Association for Persons with Cerebral Palsy (NAPCP).
The NCPPDSA is also the proud owner of the highly successful Casual Day fundraising project for persons with disabilities.

Nappy Run: A Brief History

Nappy Run started in 2011 and the campaign has raised over 300 000 nappies for children with disabilities since its inception. Donated nappies are distributed to families and centres for children with disabilities throughout the country. Handovers of donated nappies are posted on our Updates Page.

Nappy Run Updates

Visit our Updates Page for the latest Nappy Run news and developments.