A very big thank you to the following companies for sponsoring the Nappy Run 2017 campaign

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National Lotteries Commission logo as sponsor of Nappy Run

Visit the National Lotteries Commission website to find out about other projects supported by the NLC.

 

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Nappy Run Fun Run. Come join the fun and make a stand for children with disabilities

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Our beautiful, bright and colourful Nappy Run t-shirts! The t-shirts are selling at R80 for adult sizes and R45 for the kiddies XXS and XS sizes. The t-shirts will be on sale at the Nappy Run fun run event at the Joburg Zoo on Saturday, 4 November. Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it to the fun run, but would still like to buy a t-shirt to support the cause of children with disabilities, please contact us.

Nappy Run 2017 is Here!

Nappy Run is a project of the NCPD (The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities) to raise awareness about children with disabilities and to collect much needed nappies for them. The campaign runs from October to the end of November with the highlight being the main Nappy Run fun run. This year the Nappy Run fun run/walk will take place on Saturday 4 November at the Johannesburg Zoo. The run starts at 09h00 and registration opens at 07h00. You can also register online by clicking on the banner below and follow the prompts.

Click here to buy tickets for the Nappy Run Fun Run

The Four Pillars of Nappy Run:

  1. Public Awareness Raising:

Throughout October and November we embark on a public education and awareness raising campaign, focusing on the rights of children with disabilities and the pervasive violation of their rights in the South African society. Through the media and on social media we will enlighten and sensitise the public on the circumstances of most of our country’s children with disabilities who are subjected to compounded marginalisation being both disabled and poor. We will talk about how they are denied even their most basic rights, how they live on the fringes of society without access to opportunities children without disabilities take for granted. With public education and awareness raising we foster respect for the rights and dignity of children with disabilities, redressing the stigma attached to them and combat discriminatory attitudes and practices. We aim for the public to be our partners as activists and advocates in combating rights violations and protecting and promoting the rights of children with disabilities.

2.  Raising Nappies for Children with Disabilities

Such a basic need, yet of life changing necessity. Because of incontinence which is part of various types of disabilities, children with disabilities have a much bigger need for nappies and for a longer period than abled-bodied children. They often require the use of nappies into their teens and even adult years. The reality is that nappies are expensive and unaffordable to many families resulting in children having to go “wet”. Having to make do without nappies compromises their health, dignity, comfort and freedom of movement. A “wet” child cannot go to school. Because nappies are so important for the well-being of these children, Nappy Run appeals to the public and business sector to donate nappies. You can also make a donation and we will buy nappies from your donation. Just click on the “Donate Nappy Rands” button on this page.

3.  The Nappy Run fun Run

A fun and interactive way to support the cause of children with disabilities and make a public stand  for this most exposed and vulnerable group of people in our country. Come join the fun and run/walk/wheel or stroll for children with disabilities on Saturday 4 November at the Johannesburg Zoo at 09h00. Registration opens at 07h00, but you can register online by clicking on the banner above. Entrance fee is R90 for adults and R45 for children under the age of 12. Remember to wear a CLOTH nappy in any way you choose and if you can, please come with a pack of nappies to donate. All sizes are welcome, but the biggest need is for children large and adult small sizes.

4.  Distributing Donated Nappies

Since Nappy Run’s inaugural year in 2011 we were able to distribute more than 500 000 nappies to children with disabilities in disadvantaged communities throughout the country. Help us to make 2017 a record year in raising nappies. If you would prefer to make a donation towards the purchasing of nappies, you can do this online by clicking on the “Donate Nappy Rands” button on this page.

Keep an eye on the Nappy Run Facebook page for regular updates on campaign developments.

On Instagram? Follow us @nappyrun.sa

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 2017 National Fun Run

The 2017 national Nappy Run fun run will take place on Saturday 4 November at 09h00 at the Johannesburg Zoo. Registration starts at 07h00. The 5km Nappy Run fun run is the highlight of the annual Nappy Run campaign. Come run, walk, wheel or stroll and wear a cloth nappy in any which way and support the cause of children with disabilities! Entry fee is R90 for adults and R45 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 of and for Persons with Disabilities in SA (NCPD). Nappy Run is a registered trade mark of the NCPD.
The NCPD 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 500 000 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. Please also visit the Nappy Run Facebook page regularly to stay up to date with developments.

Nappy Run Updates

Visit our Updates Page for the latest Nappy Run news and developments. Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Nappyrun.sa