OHS Recovery and Surfing

Hi Greg, Just had OHS to stick in an artificial aortic valve….  I found your website and I love your attitude so I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I’m 51 and a keen kitesurfer, surfer and climber.. 3 weeks post op, I feel my energy returning, I’ve...
Grateful for HIIT donation

Grateful for HIIT donation

Dear Little Optimist Team Anisha and her family are overwhelmed by the generosity of the HIIT fitness gym team. They send their grateful thanks. This is a fantastic donation and will really encourage her to work hard. Thank you to the Little Optimist Trust for all the...
Langebaan Primary School – book review

Langebaan Primary School – book review

As I read this beautiful illustrated book I had goosebumps as I followed the journey and challenges of the little Optimist. Our children will be enthralled by this creative book and I am convinced it will inspire even the weakest learner to persevere. Thank you so...

Thank you – Topolino Pre Primary School

23 July 2019 Dear Greg On behalf of  Topolino Pre-Primary at Pikkieland I would like to extend a special word of thanks for the book you so kindly donated to the school.  I personally have read the book and can assure you ‘The Little Optimist, by Greg...
Sumbawa on warfarin

Sumbawa on warfarin

Hi Greg, Hope you had a great trip to Sumbawa and scored some more amazing waves!  Your email was exactly what I needed prior to my surgery.  I’m 8 days post-op and feeling great.  I’m still in Cleveland, Ohio, but can’t wait to get back to San Diego to my normal...
Little Optimist receives international charity award

Little Optimist receives international charity award

Dutch exhibition group METSTRADE has chosen Cape Town charity campaigner Greg Bertish and his team at the Little Optimist Trust as the 2019 recipient of the DAME global charity award. Each year METSTRADE, the world’s largest leisure marine equipment show, awards the...