BOATING WORLD 16/04/2018

Saturday, the 16th of April, all was calm as one man set out to cross the big blue in a boat smaller than some people’s bathtubs. His mission – to raise funds and awareness for the Children’s Hospital Trust and the New Red Cross Hospital ICU, while promoting a...

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THE LITTLE OPTIMIST FUND RAISER AT THE RCYC 25/04/2018

The Little Optimist would like to say thank you to everyone who came out to join in the fun last night and share this amazing experience! With your help and support we managed to raise a great amount! A big thank you to Micheal Byran and Office Hout Bay National, Edge...

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FUNDRAISER MOVIE NIGHT FOR THE LITTLE OPTIMIST AND NSRI

Having attended last night’s The Little optimist fundraiser at the Royal Cape Town Yacht Club, was such a spectacular evening, It was so good to see not only adults but children come and learn the journey, story and message behind The Little Optimist. The film and...

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FUNDRAISER FOR NSRI AND THE LITTLE OPTIMIST

Dear Greg and Cara, Thanks for hosting us at last night’s event at RCYC. It was an awesome evening, and your talk and movie were really inspirational – your passion and ability to do good for children facing challenges is an example for all of us. I’m thrilled with...

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CAMPS BAY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Prep Campus newsletter. "A delightful children’s book; “The Little Optimist”, was read by the author Greg Bertish to all our Grade R’s. The children were inspired to do great things and encouraged to make a difference in the lives of sick children."    ...

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A THANK YOU FROM A FAN!!

Hi Greg Thought I would tell you, I was at a school interview for my 4-year-old daughter and the principal asked what we do together and my daughter said something about my dad takes me to the gym and reads me stories. Principal asked what stories? My Daughter...

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THANK YOU

To Everybody at Little Optimist Trust, Spar SA, Spar Hout Bay, Xpression on Beach, the Bertish Family and Kommetjie Surf Thank you so much for your delightful and very generous donation of Easter Eggs and cool drinks. Your gift is much appreciated and was such a treat...

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KAIROS OUTREACH DEVELOPMENT TEAM!

Kairos outreach development team came to True Blue Travel and Surf to collect 50 donated Little Optimist books and Die Klein Optimist books! These will help the children read and offer them some inspiration.

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Thank you The Little Optimist!! 03/04/18

Dearest Greg, I thought I would share my experience with Litho* and Lutando* this morning. I teach at one of our Shine schools, and this morning, the boys came bouncing in, full of beans, ready for their session. I always like to start my session with rhyme and...

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CHRISTLE HOUSE TALK

Greg, thank you so much again for joining us yesterday – you were fantastic, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed your talk! I definitely see us all working together in the future and collaborating on projects! The work you do is amazing and we look forward to seeing you...

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A MESSAGE TO TE LITTLE OPTIMIST! 25/03/18

Hi Greg, We met briefly at Muizenburg beach on Sunday... You kindly gave me a copy of your book for my 6 year old son and I promised to send a donation I have just done so for the equivalent of 2 books (240) - wish I could spare more. Your work is amazing, I am so...

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The Story Of Greg Bertish

At age 30, Greg Bertish was diagnosed with Endocarditis, which is caused from a bacteria that attacks the heart valves. Tests revealed that his heart was swollen 30% bigger than normal, and his aortic valve was destroyed and almost non-existent. He was rushed in for...

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Kind Words From Shine literacy

Dearest Greg, I thought I would share my experience with Litho* and Lutando* this morning. I teach at one of our Shine schools, and this morning, the boys came bouncing in, full of beans, ready for their session. I always like to start my session with rhyme and...

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JAMES TAYLOR BIG WAVE SURFER, READS THE LITTLE OPTIMIST!

" I read The Little Optimist for the first time over the weekend. It brought tears to my eyes more than once. It is truly so beautiful and inspirational. Thank you, it has a pleasure and such a privilege to have something like that to read to read to my son" - James...

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PIPPA SPEAKS TO GREG 05/10/17

The long-awaited podcast cast is finally here! Another Succesful motivational piece by Greg Bertish. Click the link below to listen to the podcast done by Pippa. https://omny.fm/shows/afternoons-with-pippa-hudson/pippa-speaks-to-greg-bertish

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Club Travel Thanks The Little Optimist!

Hi The Little Optimist Team, thanks so much for sharing this with us! We had our strat session last week and the team build was a great success. Our managers and directors also each received a copy of The Little Optimist and we asked them to gift it to a child in need...

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