Campaign and Article by Two Oceans Aquarian
What is this campaign all about?
In April 2016 Greg Bertish sailed an 8-foot Children’s Optimist dinghy around the Cape of Storms. He crossed False Bay, rounded Cape Point and headed for Langebaan Lagoon on the West Coast. His 200km journey matched the 200 days he had spent in hospital fighting life-threatening heart infections.
Greg, one of the greatest optimists of all, is a close friend of the Aquarium – he’s a part of our family, and we’re hugely inspired by the lengths he goes to in order to fulfill his deeper purpose by raising funds for non-profit organisations and aiding children in need. That’s why we’re so thrilled to be partnering with the Little Optimist to raise funds for sick children – and sick turtles! – by taking part in the Great Optimist Race happening on 20 October 2018 right here at the V&A Waterfront.
To read more about the event, the campaign and what The Great Optimist Race is all about, CLICK HERE.
For the Great Optimist Race, Greg is teaming up with several of Cape Town’s best-loved of non-profit organisations (like the NSRI, the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, and us) to raise funds for those in need, whether they be little children or little turtles.
That’s where you come in! Any donation – big or small – will make a huge difference to the lives of those who due to circumstance or illness are vulnerable, ill, and in need.