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Du Toit/ DARG Optimist for the Great Optimist Race

Du Toit/ DARG Optimist for the Great Optimist Race

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Support the Du Toit Yacht Design Optimist dinghy in The Great Optimist Race and help us not only make it first across the finishing line, but also onto the Fundraising Leaderboard.

We are raising funds for DARG, a pro-life, Non-Profit Organisation that rehabilitates and re-homes lost, abandoned, abused and neglected animals.  It also educates local disadvantaged communities, in particular their children, on how to care for their animals.  Besides the over 200 animals at the facility, DARG also helps dogs and cats in the surrounding lower-income communities of Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg, through sterilisations, emergency veterinary care, basic pet care and general veterinary treatments.  

To donate to our campaign using Snapscan, please click here.


  • Oct 22, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "

    What a FANTASTIC DAY - Thank You !

    " - Dane "The Skipper" ;-)

  • Oct 22, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "

    Well Done Team !!

    " - Rose

  • Oct 21, 2019 - USD $ 21.04
  • "Well done. " - Gillian

  • Oct 18, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Fair sailing" - Wally

  • Oct 15, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "What a lovely thing to do, best of luck xx" - Infinity Accounting

  • Oct 14, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "for the animals that cant speak out and escape abuse" - Deborah Dancig

  • Oct 14, 2019 - R 400.00
  • "Please support DARG" - Debbie and Mark

  • Oct 08, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Please support DARG" - Collingridge Clan

  • Oct 07, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Please support Darg" - Sylvia

  • Oct 04, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "let's get donating to DARG" - Charmaine du Toit

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Donations to date

R 3 134.04

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

The Great Optimist Race

The Great Optimist Race Logo

The  Great Optimist Race 2019  will be held during the Cape Town International Boat Show, on October 19th.  Between 35 and 40 Optimist Children’s dinghies will be raced by adults ( Celebrities, Medical Survivors & Captains of Industry)  not only for glory, but also to raise money and awareness for the charity of their choice . The Race will be a FANTASTIC and UNIQUE fundraising event , spreading Optimism and Hope across so many sectors. All the funds raised by each boat will be split between The Little Optimist Trust and the charity supported by that boat. 

The event will take place at the V & A Waterfront so come down to support your boat and see who walks away with the coveted trophy.

 Please donate and BackaBoat by selecting the boat and charity you would like to support.   Challenge your friends and corporates to match or better your donation, and help us to help other people.