People will be running through 5km to raise funds and awareness for children with disabilities and get them much needed nappies.


The Nappy Run is a national awareness and nappy donation-drive campaign which culminates in an official 5km fun run, walk or wheel event at Joburg Zoo on Saturday 3 November 2018, coinciding with National Children’s Day.

The event will draw in donations that will help purchase 50,000 nappies which will be distributed to children with disabilities. The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities, a non-profit, launched the campaign to promote and protect of the rights of persons with disabilities, especially children.

The two-pronged purpose of the Nappy Run campaign is primarily aimed at educating the public on the violation of the rights of our country’s most marginalized and vulnerable group of people – our 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.

Children with disabilities are the most marginalised people in South Africa and often, especially in poor communities, they have zero access to disability-friendly bathrooms. Often they need to use the pit toilets which can be dangerous. By having access to nappies, these children can experience more dignity often not afforded to them.

This is why the goal was set to collect 50,000 nappies. The 2018 goal has the chance to change many lives and offer a little dignity to children within poorer communities.

For more information about the Nappy Run fun run, or to make a donation, visit

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