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WAWA Wooden Surfboards on board!

WAWA Wooden Surfboards on board!

WAWA Wooden Surfboards have jumped on board to support The Little Optimist Global Challenge. They have kindly donated 15 Wawa Bodysurf Handslides that are valued at R750 each and include a Callico Protective Bag Enter The Little Optimist Global Challenge NOW and...

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Dinghy sailors will take to the ocean in NSRI fund-raiser

Dinghy sailors will take to the ocean in NSRI fund-raiser

BY HERALD REPORTER – 10 October 2020 As part of the Little Optimist Global Sailing Race, Mark Dawson, a National Sea Rescue Institute volunteer at the Port Elizabeth base, has invited several experienced seamen to sail and raise funds for the organisation. Each adult...

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Sailing Therapy

Sailing Therapy

If you could see their faces ........ #sailingtherapy with #thelittleoptimisttrust is the most unique and beautiful experience to witness. Marginalized kids experiencing the wonders of the world , the wind , nature , adventure and skills development and feelings of...

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It’s MANDELA DAY

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than by the way it treats its children.” Nelson Mandela It’s MANDELA DAY on 18 July! Help us treat the children with a little gift in these tough times. FoR every R67 you DONATE , we can give a child an awesome...

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PADDLING 4 MANDELA & THE CHILDREN!

PADDLING 4 MANDELA & THE CHILDREN!

Let's raise R67000 in honour of Mandela Day! Its gonna be Awesome! The Little Optimist has become a large part of our lives and we are super proud to be part of the Team! As sports photographers, we don’t usually get the chance to participate in events as we are...

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CATalyst for doing good!

CATalyst for doing good!

We LOVE being the CATalyst for doing good! This awesome (slightly angry looking) cat donated by @rogzwhq is on his way north. He has a bunch of toys and books donated by #africanfilmservices and @brinkushner with him for the children of #elandsbay , and he has tiles,...

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Covid -19 – The Little Optimist Sails on

Covid -19 – The Little Optimist Sails on

The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown has been an enormous blow to our country and the economy, leaving no person untouched. We at the Trust are aware of the enormous strain this has placed on your businesses and lives  and we...

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Youth Day Book appeal

Youth Day Book appeal

This YOUTH DAY... help us feed their minds. Support 2 children for R100. We will be delivering #thelittleoptimistbook and other educational children’s books and workbooks to marginalized kids and communities. PLEASE DONATE HERE and help us positively impact the...

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Food Delivery in Ebay

Food Delivery in Ebay

FOOD DELIVERY to the soup kitchen in #elandsbay Thanks to #laastedrif farm and farmer TIAAN, to @karacombrinck and to @9milesproject for organizing all the other food supplies. YEEEHA! @twooceansmarine @ullmansailssouthafrica @italtilesa #covid19 #coronavirus...

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School feeding project

School feeding project

SCHOOL FEEDING …. #rice #maize #pilchards #lentils #bullybeaf and lots of #vegitables FOR THE CHILDREN at the #elandsbay school feeding program. Thanks #laastedrifboerdery and farmer TIAAN for all the veg, thanks @karacombrinck , Maneer Heyns, Ms Booysen and thanks...

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Optimism during the COVID-19

Optimism during the COVID-19

 Surfers rally to help coastal town residentsSurfers and charities have joined forces to ensure that struggling families of a famous Western Cape surfing town won’t go hungry over South Africa’s lockdown period. Elands Bay is a small town situated on the country’s...

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PR Value The Little Optimist 2019

PR Value The Little Optimist 2019

WOW The Little Optimist outdid itself this year - please see the link to the Newsclip report below. An AVE of R1 521 955, 56 in media coverage for the 2019 Little Optimist Race! (PR VALUE R4 565 866) achieved!  Click here for full article

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Thank you Bertish brothers

Thank you Bertish brothers

Dear Bertish Brothers Thank you so much for your delightful donation of Christmas gifts. Your donation was greatly appreciated and what a treat for our patients who are so grateful and pleased to be given a new toy, to hear a new story or to have something of their...

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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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Cape Talk podcast

Please find the podcast here: http://www.capetalk.co.za/podcasts/127/afternoons-with-pippa-hudson/271287/what-was-the-little-optimist-boat-race-all-about  

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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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