Forres Pre Primary Awards Evening

Dear Greg,   Thank you so much for a wonderful celebration evening message. You were by far the best speaker that we have had. It is not always easy to talk to a room of children and parents and be able to keep everyone interested and entertained, but you managed...

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PADDLE4PRESENTS Saturday 4/11 (Gauteng)

Hi Guys & Gals,   4th NOVEMBER - PADDLE 4 PRESENTS – were you there, if not you missed a great SUP day out.   PADDLE 4 PRESENTS got the day off to a nice start collecting a pile of presents for charity. If you missed the opportunity to brighten up some...

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WP Blood Transfusion donor Awards – 26 October 2017

WPTS  held their annual Cape Town Donor Awards in honor of the blood donors who have reached their 150 milestone donations and more in the last year, as well as to give special recognition to people and organisations who have really stood out in helping us with our...

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The Cape Town International Boat Show – 20 October 2017

Another great day: Visitors were taken out for a sail and loads of Optimist sailors having the best time sailing in the V & A Waterfront with Greg Bertish & The Little Optimist creating, even more, fun with water fights! Thank you to all for coming to help, to...

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OPTIMIST Documentary – World Premiere

Tuesday 17th October 2017 Nu Metro Cinema | V&A Waterfront | Cape Town International Film Festival A massive thank you to all who came out in support of The Little Optimist and Greg Bertish as the world premiere of Optimist was viewed on the big screen for the...

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Greg chats to Pippa Hudson – Cape Talk

The launch of The Little Optimist in Afrikaans & Xhosa "Greg Bertish is a big wave surfer, a lifesaver, a sailor, and a founder of the Sharkspotter Programme. He’s also someone who knows what it’s like to spend a long time in hospital." - Pippa Hudson Take a...

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Herzlia Constantia Bookweek & Talk

26 September 2017 Greg and The Little Optimist paid a visit to Herzlia Constantia to help celebrate bookweek and delivered an inspiring talk to the primary school, to Never  Judge a book by its...

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Greg chats to Cape Talk

The Little Optimist helps launch RX Radio   5 Oct 2017 - Live broadcast on Cape Talk with Pipa Hudson to help launch the new radio station at Redcross Hospital. Greg and the Little Optimist are interviewed and talk Greg and the Little Optimist are interviewed and...

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The Little Optimist Trust Partners With Santa Shoebox!

Purchase a copy of The Little Optimist and a Santa Shoebox beneficiary child will receive a copy for free! Save the date to meet Greg Bertish at the CTICC on Saturday 11 November, and have your copy signed. View more details and buy the book here...

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Redcross Thank You & Testimonial

Greg and the little optimist. I think of you and smile every time I arrive at work and look up at the fresh facade...of the hospital,  and I always feel grateful, not only for the fresh welcome, but moreover for what the wonderful work represents. Great thing paint...

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WPPS Talk & Children’s Book Testimonial

"On the way home from school, my 6 year old answered "fine" in a bored voice when I asked how school was...then a few moments later, "actually it was FANTASTIC!" And told me all about your talk! Thanks for all you do Greg...very wide ripples 👏👊" Nicola Milne ( mom at...

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Children’s Book Testimonial | Belinda Smith

Many many years ago we were in the same class at nursery school. Most of the kids names I can no longer remember, but I've always remembered you Greg. I loved those years at Kildare and believe they nurtured and moulded me, but am sorry school was tough thereafter for...

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Thank You Greg & The Little Optimist

From: Rykie Smit Date: Monday, 04 September 2017 at 8:46 AM To: greg@thelittleoptimist.org Subject: Signed copy of "the little optimist" Dear Greg I would like to sincerely thank you for the copy that you sent our school of your "the little optimist". Bukho Ndiki...

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