Nappy Run: A Campaign that provides dignity and inclusion for Children with Disabilities

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Many children with disabilities require nappies due to their disabilities that may impair control of their bladder and bowel movements. We’re about supporting children with disabilities.

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Nappies are very expensive, and parents of children with disabilities very often do not have the financial resources to provide nappies, especially as the financial needs regarding a child with a disability are much higher than any other children. Parents of children with disabilities in rural areas do also not always have access to resources to obtain nappies.

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To raise awareness about the rights of children with disabilities. Nappy Run undertakes advocacy and lobbying, while also raising funds to buy nappies for children with disabilities.

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Enter the Nappy Run Fun Run

Support children with disabilities while having fun! This year the Nappy Run will take place at the Johannesburg Zoo.

The Nappy Run fun run is the highlight of an annual national campaign to raise public awareness about children with disabilities and to raise funds for much-needed nappy donations.

Date: 4 November 2023
Time: 07h30 – 10h00 (Registration from 06h30)
Place: Johannesburg Zoo

Make a Difference

Uphold the rights of children with disabilities in need of essential nappies.

What We Do

Nappy Run, started in 2011 by the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), is an annual national awareness and nappy donation-drive campaign. The purpose of the campaign is primarily aimed at educating the public on the violation of the rights of children with disabilities. Furthermore, Nappy Run appeals to the public for online donations which go towards the purchase of nappies – a vital incontinence-management product for children with disabilities.

Nappy Run runs from 1 October to 3 December and concludes on International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The campaign falls within South Africa’s Children’s Rights Month in October, and Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM), which takes place every November.