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Sponsors join forces to save teaching centre

Sponsors join forces to save teaching centre

In April 2019, Umthawelanga Educare in Mfuleni was on the brink of closure because of health and safety concerns. But thanks to an intervention from The Little Optimist Trust, the revamped school was re-opened on Tuesday, and will now be able to provide 32 children...

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Greg visits Joe Public in Amsterdam

To the Little Optimist Trust Team Huge thanks to Greg Bertish, who visited us at our Advertising Agency in Amsterdam in November this year. We will be making a  nice donation to the Trust this week, in appreciation for the great work you do. With his talk of about 20...

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South Africans paddle to bring some Christmas cheer

South Africans paddle to bring some Christmas cheer

Christmas will be a little more cheerful for the patients at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital after the annual Paddle 4 Presents event collected almost 300 toys that will be donated to the institution. More than 60 paddlers, ranging in age from four to 74, filled the...

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Dame Awards – That’s what we do!

Dame Awards – That’s what we do!

THATS WHAT WE DO! Thank you @metstrade @raiamsterdam and @dameawards Thank you @twooceansmarine @ullman_sails @italtilesa You have helped us make a difference! And for that we are eternally grateful!  #amsterdam #capetown #southafrica #thelittleoptimist   ...

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Thank you from Reddam School

Thank you from Reddam School

Once again – a huge thank you. It was amazing having you talk at our school. We are still looking at a way to get a donation towards your organisation and will keep in touch.

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Smooth sailing at the Optimist Sailing Academy

Smooth sailing at the Optimist Sailing Academy

At The Little Optimist Trust we are passionate about sailing therapy and our presence at The Cape Town International Boat Show was another opportunity for us to bring kids down to the water and get them sailing. We hosted children from Reach for a Dream, 9 Miles...

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South African shark-attack survivor sails to victory

South African shark-attack survivor sails to victory

Shark-attack survivor Caleb Swanepoel showed disability is no match for determination when he claimed the Great Optimist Race winner title for the second year in a row at the V&A Waterfront this Saturday. The Stellenbosch University student, who has a prosthetic...

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Bertish inspires little sailors

Bertish inspires little sailors

A special group of children experienced the joy of sailing, learned a few life lessons, and got a dose of inspiration at the Zeekoevlei Yacht Club on Saturday 6 April. Children with health challenges from the Reach For a Dream Foundation, as well as children from the...

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Celebs to hit the high seas for local good causes

Celebs to hit the high seas for local good causes

CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson is one of the celebrities taking part in this year's Great Optimist Race in Cape Town. Dozens of celebrities and medical survivors will be taking to the high seas later this month for the annual Great Optimist Race in Cape Town. The competitors...

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On the right tack by People’s Post

On the right tack by People’s Post

Youngsters took part in a sailing therapy day held at Zeekoevlei Yacht Club. Sailing experts were on hand to show them the ropes. Children who participated hailed from various homes and community and non-profit organisations, including St Joseph’s Home, Reach for a...

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South African kids shown the ropes at sailing therapy day

South African kids shown the ropes at sailing therapy day

Children from a variety of Cape Town charity groups experienced the joy of sailing for the first time at the Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club this weekend. Reach for a Dream, St Joseph’s Home and the 9 Miles Project were three of the children’s groups that participated in The...

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Thank you on behalf of St Joseph’s Home

Thank you on behalf of St Joseph’s Home

We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the opportunity you have given to our St Joseph’s Home boys last Saturday. Your team skills and sense of humour have made their first sailing experience very exciting and fun.

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Generation School Talk review

Generation School Talk review

Dear Greg, Here is a small review/reference: Thankyou Greg for visiting our school and inspiring the children.  The children were immediately captivated with your warmth and gentle way.  Your passion for life and hope can be felt by all and your message was...

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Optimist Sailing SA team

Optimist Sailing SA team

Well done Optimist Sailing SA team keep up the good work! Well done Sean Kavanagh who came in 4th place - we are so proud. Follow the link toe todays results http://2019africans.optiworld.org/…/d…/races/race-resultsall

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Getting ready for The Great Optimist Race

Getting ready for The Great Optimist Race

We are getting ready and ship shape for #thegreatoptimistrace 2019. Huge prep and boat fixing and beautifying being done by our amazing experts @johnhishin @drumbeatphotography @capetownsportphotography Zeekoe Vlei Yacht Club Massive thanks...

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Thank you for the books!

Thank you for the books!

Thank you so much for the books! The children enjoyed the time spent with Greg and JP on Monday and we started distributing the other books to our reading clubs in the community. Some of the children have never owned their own book and its such an important part of...

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