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New Image/ Philani Trust Optimist in the The Great Optimist Race

New Image/ Philani Trust Optimist in the The Great Optimist Race

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Support the New Image 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 the Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Trust, which has been addressing maternal, child health and nutrition problems in the informal settlements surrounding Cape Town since 1979. Our programmes promote family health, focusing on the support of pregnant mothers, care for newborn babies and children as they grow, prevention of child malnutrition and the rehabilitation of underweight children. We are committed to limiting the suffering of families infected and affected by HIV and preventing the spread of the virus.

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


  • Oct 27, 2019 - USD $ 30.00
  • "Keep inspiring all those you touch Beata" - Casagrandes

  • Oct 19, 2019 - USD $ 36.00
  • "Here's to your good work." - Anonymous

  • Oct 18, 2019 - USD $ 100.00
  • "What an amazing organization doing meaning and powerful work. Beata , thank you for all you are doing." - Russo/Audas Family

  • Oct 17, 2019 - USD $ 25.00
  • "We are so glad Beata was able to spend the summer working with Philani. She loved the children and all the women she met. " - Beata and Tom Boodell

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Goodluck to the skipper and well done Philani for the great work!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 490.00
  • "Snapscan" - Matthew Boynton

  • Oct 17, 2019 - USD $ 100.00
  • "So impressed with your passion and dedication!" - Karen

  • Oct 16, 2019 - USD $ 67.15
  • "So inspired by what you’re doing! " - Edie

  • Oct 16, 2019 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Such inspiring and incredible work! " - Anonymous

  • Oct 15, 2019 - USD $ 50.12
  • "What an amazing commitment on your part. Thank you. " - - J

  • Oct 15, 2019 - USD $ 100.33
  • "Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing!" - Fran Barnes

  • Oct 14, 2019 - USD $ 250.39
  • "Beautiful and meaningful work! Thank you for making the world a better place." - Anonymous

  • Oct 05, 2019 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Love and blessings from the USA" - A

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Donations to date

R 13 240.21

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.