Bertie’s EPIC row

Bertie’s EPIC row

Bertie Philips, proud supporter of The Little Optimist Trust and NSRI, plans to row from Kommetjie to Bakoven via Noordhoek, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Sandy Bay and Llandudno all in the name of charity!

The date is set for this coming weekend 11 or 13 September 2020.

The distance is 12 nautical miles or 25km which he plans to row non-stop in under seven hours.  Bertie has a small rowing boat named Lady Jane that was built in 2012 by Whisper Boat Building Academy for the deaf.  The Atlantic is a very powerful ocean and he respects the elements each time he sets out to sea to row.  Rowing is Bertie’s passion in life; since a very young age he has always been connected to the ocean.  

The aim to raise funds for NSRI who perform and incredible service along the way with Station 26 Kommetjie, Stn 8 Hout Bay and Stn 2 Bakoven.  We know that they are always ready to respond to the call to rescue.  

Bertie will also be raising funds for the Little Optimist Trust by obtaining matching contributions from patrons.

Bertie met Greg a few years ago and from that first meeting they became friends and with similar interests in helping youth and needy people they have collaborated a few times and he is ardent supporter of The Little Optimist Trust having splurged on 50 copies of his first edition and enjoyed many a screening of the movie OPTIMIST.  

Bertie’s aim to raise R25,000 with sponsorship starting at R10/km.

We appeal to all to sponsor this minimum amount or any amount that will help achieve his goal.

See below poster for more details on how to donate.

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