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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...

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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...

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School feeding

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...

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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#covidrelief#soupkitchen#donation#communityrelief#youthdevelopment#thelittleoptimisttrust@sailoptimist@sailoptimist@woeskus_magazine@weslander_koerant@deonbinglive@zigzagsurf@wavescapesa@captainkaisworld@52superseries@superyachtradio

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Stay Safe with our guide

The Little Optimist collaborated with partners in the Netherlands and with Professor Pierre Goussard from Tygerberg Hospital to produce and distribute easy to read and understand Corona Virus Information Sheets. The brochures are available in 8 languages...

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Optimism during the COVID-19

Please click here to be directed to the main newsletter by The Little Optimist Team   Surfers rally to help coastal town residents Surfers and charities have joined forces to ensure that struggling families of a famous...

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The Bertish Factor

What is it about these Bertish brothers? They spend half their lives trying to kill themselves and the other half saving the world. Or so it seems to us lesser mortals who do not ride...

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Sailing Academy Opening

On the 10th of March 2020 we officially opened The Little Optimist Sailing Academy. Kids from St Joseph’s Children’s Home took part in sailing therapy while sponsors and friends joined us for this momentous occasion....

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Maitland Movie Night

INSPIRATION | MOVIE | PIZZA | HOT CHOCOLATE The children at Maitland Cottage Orthopedic Hospital were treated to an evening filled with spoils and inspiration!   Caleb Swanepoel, amputee, spoke to the kids about being...

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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...

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Greg on the loose in Amsterdam!

Greg Bertish, founder and Ambassador of The Little Optimist Trust was honoured to receive the DAME Charity Award at the METS Trade Show in Amsterdam last week. The Trust is joint winner with Sailing4handicaps, a...

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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 @optimists_extreme @sailoptimist @sailleisure @sailingcentral @southafricansailing @sailingmagazine...

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