Inspiring others to SURVIVE and THRIVE

Inspiring kids to SURVIVE and THRIVE

Changing one’s outlook affects your mental health and your ability to tackle life’s challenges.

Our mission is to inspire children to look past their present circumstances and look to the future with hope and possibility.

However, we care not only for the mental state of our beneficiaries but also look to their physical needs. In partnership with our key sponsors, we plan, raise funds and manage refurbishment, painting and the brightening up of under resourced medical, educational and child care facilities and institutions. 

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200 days in hospital

Greg was sick, misdiagnosed, operated on, drips 24/7, & was offered no hope. He used visualisation, optimism & passion for the ocean & life to overcome this disease & survive.

Sailing 200km

In April 2016, as a middle aged, multiple cardiac surgery survivor, on the blood thinner warfarin, Greg sailed a tiny children’s Optimist dinghy over 200 km in the open ocean.

The Mission

His aim was to show that small people can do big things. He inspired patients, kids & others to never ever give up, & raised R300 000 for the new ICU at Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

Help us be the change you want to see in the world today

We have a unique opportunity to help others that are less fortunate that us.

Let us work together to make a difference in the hard world we live in.

Saving children's lives

Making a difference in young children's lives, giving them hope for a future.

Learning a skill

Children are learning new skills, building their confidence and knowledge.

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Encouragement from a young age

Being there for children when they feel lost and hopeless.

Our sponsors

We cannot do this without our sponsors!

We are so grateful to those who have supported our journey thus far.

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Help us make a difference

SURVIVE 
Optimism is a potent health tonic
Through our talksbooks and movies we inspire kids to be optimistic about their lives and their futuresOur Sailing Academy empowers kids through skills training and therapy.
 
THRIVE
In partnership with our key sponsors we fundraise to renovaterefurbish and
brighten up paediatric health careprimary care and education facilitiesWe offer them hope and we inject” them with positivity and inspiration to get better faster. 

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Join us in or around Western Cape

Open Hours

8.30am–16.30pm

Give Us a Call

+27 21 834 3100

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