Edinburgh Leisure joins forces with NappiRunz to support families to get active

Edinburgh Leisure | Tuesday 18th May 2021 12:17pm

Edinburgh Leisure joins forces with NappiRunz to support families to get active

Edinburgh Leisure is joining forces with city-based charity, NappiRunz to support families struggling with nappy poverty by offering free swim nappies at four of their swimming venues.

The swim nappies will be available at Edinburgh Leisure’s Gracemount Leisure Centre, Drumbrae Leisure Centre, Ainslie Park Leisure Centre and the Royal Commonwealth Pool. Customers will be able to request a single nappy per child, per visit, no questions asked.

Ed Bethune, Duty Manager at Gracemount Leisure Centre said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Nappirunz in providing free swim nappies to families who might have found the cost of nappies prohibitive to come swimming and get active.

“All a customer needs to do to receive a swim nappy is to ask one of the Welcome Hosts at the reception desk in each centre. No questions will be asked by us, other than to check what size the customer needs.”

The scheme will start on Wednesday, 19 May and will be dependent on stock levels. As Nappirunz receive more stock, they will deliver more to the four sites.

Set up in 2015 by Toyin Ware, NappiRunz provides support to families by collecting unused nappies from the local community and donating them to other charities and organisations that support families in need.

Toyin Ware said: “Nappy poverty can have such a huge impact on not just the hygiene and wellbeing needs of the child but for the parent or caregiver too. It’s great that another charity, Edinburgh Leisure, can help in our cause by distributing the swim nappies, meaning families will have one less barrier to keeping active.”  

To find out more about donating any unused nappies of any type, visit: Nappy Donations Edinburgh | NappiRunz

Edinburgh Leisure is a charity on a mission to help people lead healthier, happier, more active lives.  They run over 50 sport and leisure venues and are committed to creating opportunities for everyone to get active and stay active.

Their Active Communities Programme harnesses the power of physical activity and sport to tackle inequalities and combat the effects of inactivity.

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