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 Newborns Trust / Scarra Optimist in The Great Optimist Race

Newborns Trust / Scarra Optimist in The Great Optimist Race

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Support the Newborns Trust 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 will be raising funds for The Little Optimist Trust and the Newborns Trust.

The Newborns Trust aims to improve the lives of newborn babies and their families at a provincial and national level by supporting the Neonatal Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital in its function as a clinical model, academic resource and national centre of excellence.

We are proud to announce that our Optimist dinghy will be skippered by the formidable Scarra Ntubeni, Stormers and Western Province rugby player by day, Newborns super hero by night!


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


  • Oct 22, 2019 - R 90.00
  • "


    " - Lauren Knoop

  • Oct 19, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "If there was one time to be afraid of the sharks ????" -

  • Oct 19, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Go Scarra ! " - Renee Eagar

  • Oct 19, 2019 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Pleas post video " - Pete & Kim

  • Oct 19, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go New Borns " - Simon MacIver

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "In loving memory " - Roxanne Hill

  • Oct 09, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Go Scarra!" - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 3 065.00

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.