NID Cycle Telethon 2017

The annual NID Cycle Telethon fundraising project kicked off from Friday 25 to Saturday 26 Augustus 2017!

4 teams of 9 Deaf cyclists each cycled for 24 hours from Friday 14:00 to Saturday 14:00 on exercise bicycles in the Mountain Mill Mall Worcester. The teams competed against each other to cycle the furthest distance in the 24 hours. The 4 teams cycled a distance of 3 427.6 km in total.

Donors, partners and friends from across South Africa were phoned during the project and asked to pledge a contribution towards the project. The aim of the project is to raise funds for multiple-disabled Deaf adults at NID.

You can still help make a difference! To make your contribution, sms/WhatsApp your name, surname and pledge to 082 947 8846 or email your pledge to Challenge a friend, family member or colleague to do the same – you can send their contact details to us and we will call them with your challenge.

Together we can help make a difference in the lives of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss at NID.


Take on dusk and dawn with this exciting running challenge benefiting persons with hearing loss.

Dusk: Race starts at 19:30 – Friday 24 November 2017. Choose between 12, 8 and 4 km.

Dawn: Race starts at 06:00 – Saturday 25 November 2017. Choose between 22, 12 and 8 km.

Entry fees:
22km = R 220 / 12km = R 120 / 8km = R 80 / 4km = R 40

Donations to NID of R 250 or more get one FREE entry. If you enter both days, your cheapest entry will be half price.

All donations to NID are deductible from tax.

For more information and to enter, email


The RED vs BLUE Run is a race between the sexes – men vs women, boys vs girls.
But it’s not the fastest time that wins the ultimate prize. Strength is truly in numbers, with the group with the most finishers crowned the winner.
The concept originated in Porto, Portugal where a similar race takes place each year, namely “Corrida do Homen e da Mulher”.
This is not an event for runners only. Anyone can take part – young and old, cross-fitters to couch-potatoes.
Distance: 6 km
Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Time: 18:00
Place: Golden Valley Casino, Worcester
PLEASE NOTE: Female participants must wear red and male participants must wear blue.
For more information and entries, contact Juanita on 023 342 5555 or


Pledge a Birthday Box containing some resident essentials – for example deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo etc. –which we will give to our Oumas and Oupas at our two old age homes for the Deaf as well as the Deaf adults with multiple disabilities.

Be part of the NID 135-year birthday celebration by participating in the Birthday Box project. You will receive a list of resident essentials – for example deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo etc. – to make up a Birthday Box which we will give to our Oumas and Oupas at the two old age homes for the Deaf (Shalom and Rusoord) as well as the Deaf adults with multiple disabilities. The residents in these departments have physical needs and challenges that can only be attended to by others, making it necessary for them to seek the care offered by NID. For these residents, NID is their family and their home. A Birthday Box for each of them will certainly help to make the year ahead special for all of them.

Pledge your box now!

To pledge your birthday box, email or download the pledge form.


Is your school a change-maker? Does it uphold values of empowerment, community, compassion, generosity and social upliftment? Then this opportunity is for you.

NID is partnering with both public and private schools across South Africa in celebrating its 135th year of helping the Deaf in 2016!

Through the 135 Schools project, NID aims to create a culture of giving amongst South Africa’s youth whilst raising awareness on hearing loss and Deafness. We believe that the mark of a healthy society is the support of people in need. Be a part of creating a better, more caring world.

You can get involved by: donating the proceeds of a calendar event; hosting a dance, fun run, or other event to benefit NID; run a competition to raise awareness on Deafness and the work of NID; or take a tour of NID.

To be part of the 135 Schools movement, contact Hannerie Swart on 023-342-5555 or


In October this year, 26 runners will participate in a Marathon Tour to Europe, and by doing so, they will help to raise awareness and funds for the care of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities at NID. These activists need your help to raise more awareness and funds to make a real difference! Every contributor, donor and sponsor will receive an 18(a) receipt which can be used for tax deduction. You can challenge family, friends, colleagues, your boss and workplace, your company, anybody to make a contribution! Please support their effort to the benefit of Deaf adults who all have at least one extra disability (some of them more) beside their deafness and need special care daily.

Contributions can be paid into the NID bank account or on the secure Givengain payment platform  Please use reference MT/W and your name and surname.