Cape philanthropist launches children's book in a bid to give little hearts hope

Social activist and big wave surfer Greg Bertish will this week launch his children's book, The Little Optimist.

The Cape Town local says he wants to get the inspirational story to the homes of the sick and poor in South Africa.

Read: His own life story inspired him to help children fighting dread diseases

The Little Optimist is a beautiful story, illustrated by Chip Snaddon, about a tiny, little boat with an enormous heart.

The launch will take place at the Two Oceans Aquarium on Wednesday and books will be on sale for R120.

For each book bought, another book will be printed and donated to children at various hospitals and townships.

Bertish explains that book translations will be available in Xhosa and Afrikaans.

I want mothers, nurses and care-givers to read this book to children in their home language.

Greg Bertish, philanthropist and big wave surfer

At the same time, Bertish will unveil the revamped Red Cross Children's Hospital on June 7, which has been repainted with his help.

To book your ticket for the book launch, email members@aquarium.co.za, call 021 418 3823 or visit The Little Optimist website for more info.

Take a listen:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[WATCH] Self-professed handyma'am Julie Brunt shares her DIY tips and tricks

[WATCH] Self-professed handyma'am Julie Brunt shares her DIY tips and tricks

Better known as Jules with Tools, the DIY expert specialises in empowering other women with essential DIY skills.

[LISTEN] Black Sash in court to fight against grant deductions

[LISTEN] Black Sash in court to fight against grant deductions

The Black Sash's Lynette Maart says there is an urgent need to protect grant beneficiaries from exploitation.

'I'd focus on one stroke at a time', recounts SUP record holder Chris Bertish

'I'd focus on one stroke at a time', recounts SUP record holder Chris Bertish

Cape adventurer Chris Bertish tells all after completing his first ever solo unsupported transatlantic SUP crossing over 93 days.

Adventurer Chris Bertish makes history and helps SA children

Adventurer Chris Bertish makes history and helps SA children

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to Chris Featherby of Carrick Wealth proud sponsor for Chris Bertish's journey.

Chris Bertish has done it! #theSupCrossing

Chris Bertish has done it! #theSupCrossing

Cape Town adventurer has crossed the Atlantic successfully on a stand-up paddle board, and its all in aid of children's charity.

His own life story inspired him to help children fighting dread diseases

His own life story inspired him to help children fighting dread diseases

Greg Bertish plans to sail 200 km in a little boat in an effort to raise R200 000 for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust

Popular articles
Zondo Commission of Inquiry kicks off with former statesmen as key witnesses

Zondo Commission of Inquiry kicks off with former statesmen as key witnesses

Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, former GCIS CEO Themba Maseko and veteran ANC MP Vytjie Mentor are witnesses.

Zondo Commission into state capture to start hearings today

Zondo Commission into state capture to start hearings today

Day 1 of the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture will officially begin on Monday.

Survivor winner Tom Swartz vows to buy his wife 'new boobies and a family house'

Survivor winner Tom Swartz vows to buy his wife 'new boobies and a family house'

Swartz says he would have done anything to get the R1 million prize money.

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

'There is no way Magnus Malan could've done the things he is accused of'

Former police minister Adriaan Vlok has rejected accusations that former minister Malan was at the centre of a paedophile ring.

How Tracey Chambers is helping unemployed moms become entrepreneurs

How Tracey Chambers is helping unemployed moms become entrepreneurs

The Clothing Bank gives women access to discounted merchandise and 500 hours of training in money management and business skills.