Signature Of Hope News

Women’s Day High Tea – 09 Aug 2017

July 11, 2017

You are invited to an exclusive Women’s Day High Tea, in honour of the Chris Bertish SUP Crossing. Date: 09 August Time: 1:00 pm Venue: One&only Hotel Ballroom Contact: Natalie Philander: +27 72 477 3065 Inspired by our colourful theme: A Ray of Hope, Dress in your prettiest High Tea Style. And stand a chance to…

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Knysna fires: Local high school affected as fires rage overnight

June 27, 2017

June 9, 2017   The Western Cape has moved from the worst drought in nearly a century to one of the worst storms in 30 years – and now to the raging Garden Route and Knysna fires. Firefighters have been battling around the clock with Knysna having been declared a disaster area.   Confirmation has…

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Carrick Wealth generously donates to Visiontree and to the incredible work of Hein Wagner.

May 17, 2017

Hein Wagner, blind adventurer and motivational speaker hosted a Dinner in the Dark at the recent Carrick Annual Sales Conference. His motto: “Anything you believe is not possible, is actually possible; you just have to change the way you look at things. If you do that, the things you look at will change.” Hein is…

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Rugby Fever Fundraiser

May 15, 2017

Join us for the Stormers Vs Sharks game and get into the rugby spirit while supporting an amazing cause.   All proceeds will go to benefit the Chris Bertish – SUP Crossing beneficiaries: Operation Smile SA, The Lunchbox Fund and Signature of Hope Trust.   R85 per person Ticket price includes light snacks and 1x…

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6th Signature of Hope Charity Quiz Night

May 12, 2017

18 May at 19:00–22:00 A Touch of Madness 12 Nuttall Road, Observatory, 7925 Cape Town, Western Cape After a short break due to holidays, the sixth Signature of Hope Charity Quiz Night will be taking place on 18 May and has a special guest! Jacqui Ferreira will be guest Quizmaster for the evening. The quiz…

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12 April 2017 – Fundraiser at the Barnyard Theatre, Willowbridge, Cape Town

April 12, 2017

Join us for a fun night out at the Barnyard Theater in Willowbridge, Cape Town, the 20th Century Countdown has a playlist that features a wide variety of artists; making this the ultimate mix tape celebration, made up of memories, good times and music that will never die. All proceeds of the fundraiser will go…

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Chris in the media

April 10, 2017

Website Headline Date Address Blue Cube Media Chris Bertish greeted by hundreds of South African Supporters at Cape Town International! 28 Mar 2017 Click here to view SA Country Life Chris Bertish receives Hero’s Welcome 28 Mar 2017 Click here to view The Newspaper Bertish finally returns home after completing 1st Ever Solo Unsupported Transatlantic…

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27 March – You’re invited to a Hero’s return!

March 24, 2017

Join us at Cape Town international to give Chris the hero’s welcome he deserves! Date: Monday 27 March 2017 Time: 18:30 Where: Cape Town International Airport Contact us for more information: | +27 21 201 1000    

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Chris Bertish Completes First Ever Solo Unsupported Transatlantic SUP Crossing in Antigua March 9 2017

March 17, 2017

93 days, 7,500km distance and 1,944,000 strokes to finish Today, March 9, 2017 at 8:32AM AST Chris Bertish, internationally acclaimed Speaker, Big Wave Surfer and Guinness SUP World Record Holder, completed the first, solo, unsupported Transatlantic SUP Crossing, presented by Carrick Wealth. Bertish set off on the greatest ocean adventure ever attempted from the coast…

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The Turning Point – Atlantic Crossing

January 27, 2017

Chris Bertish is officially North of South America and now more than half way through his monumental, solo, unsupported, open ocean expedition, on the trans-Atlantic SUP Crossing, presented by Carrick Wealth.   On Friday, 27 January 2017, Chris Bertish, internationally acclaimed Speaker, Big Wave Surfer and Guinness SUP World Record Holder, reaches the monumental 34°W…

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The Baby Home in Durban – Caring for babies in care

November 9, 2016
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The Durban office of Carrick Wealth decided to apportion its third-quarter Signature of Hope funds, to much-needed practical supplies for the six babies taken into loving care by The Baby Home in Glen Anil, run by crisis parents Joanne and Bjorn Teunissen. The official umbrella NPO of five key projects, one of which is The…

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Chris Bertish Inspires Carrick before the Start of ‘The SUP Crossing’

November 3, 2016

The Carrick teams across South Africa were privileged to listen to and watch Chris talk to the team at head office in Cape Town on Monday, 24 October about which factors have informed and driven him to prepare for, and take on, this forthcoming incredible adventure on the high seas. The point of his motivational…

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Craig Featherby: Address Given at TrustAfrica Tenth Anniversary Conference

September 30, 2016

Signature of Hope Trust Chairman Craig Featherby addressed distinguished guests at TrustAfrica’s 10th Anniversary Conference in Addis Ababa yesterday. This year marks the tenth anniversary since TrustAfrica’s inception, and leaders from all walks of life on the African continent were invited to take part in discussions, listen to talks, network and discuss in greater detail how…

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Craig Featherby speaks at the TrustAfrica 10th Anniversary Conference

September 29, 2016

Craig Featherby, Signature of Hope Trust’s Chairman, is in Ethiopia, networking with and addressing various NGOs and NPOs on the African continent as the guest of TrustAfrica at their tenth anniversary conference. The theme of the Addis Ababa conference is “Looking back, Looking Ahead: African Philanthropy for Socio-economic and Political Justice in the 21st Century”. …

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KFM Interview with Chris Bertish

September 9, 2016

Chris Bertish was recently interviewed by Ryan O’Connor on KFM Breakfast and chatted about his plans and training for #TheSUPCrossing. The SUP Crossing, the first ever attempted solo, unassisted Stand Up Paddleboarding venture across the Atlantic Ocean is his biggest undertaking yet: one so unique, so out of the box that most would believe it…

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The Pebbles Project’s New Classroom

August 22, 2016

The Pebbles Project was born out of a strong desire to change the lives of children and adults affected by foetal alcohol syndrome. Pebbles provides support and education to expecting mothers as well as postnatal care for them and their children. Working with children and families in the Winelands’ farming communities in the Western Cape,…

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The SUP Crossing

July 26, 2016

It was a dark and stormy evening on 20 July. The rain pelted down in Cape Town bringing traffic, as usual, to a grinding standstill. There was water, water everywhere – a symbolic backdrop to this special occasion.   Luckily the team from Carrick and Signature of Hope Trust made it safely to the Two…

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Giving Back and Paying it Forward with Signature of Hope Trust on Mandela Day

July 21, 2016

July is the month of service and of giving. Carrick Wealth and the Signature of Hope Trust pulled out all the stops to give time, donations and active service to worthy causes affecting the vulnerable and disadvantaged. In Cape Town, two teams from Carrick Wealth joined LEAP Science & Maths Schools at Canal Walk to…

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Signature of Hope Trust Donates Warmth and Sweetness to Nazareth House

July 20, 2016

Highlighted against the grey wet Friday afternoon stood a bright yellow courier truck packed to the roof with 150 new duvets, duvet covers and boxes of Danish biscuits for every resident at Nazareth House, both at their Vredehoek sanctuary and at Elsies River. The directors of the Signature of Hope Trust were also present, and…

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The SUP Crossing promo

July 19, 2016
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Carrick Durban donates generously to St Thomas Home for Children

May 24, 2016

May 2016 (Carrick Cares) St Thomas Home for Children has found a special place in the hearts of the Carrick Wealth Durban team; the home was established in 1959 as a registered Not-for-Profit organisation in the Ethekwini Municipality. They strive to uphold the rights of children and their mission is to provide residential care for…

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Signature of Hope Trust lends a paw to Lucky Lucy Foundation

May 24, 2016

Cape Town | May 2016 Signature of Hope donates R25 000.00 to Lucky Lucy Foundation The Lucky Lucy Foundation is based just outside Malmesbury, in Cape Town. Lucky Lucy is a Non Profit, Pro Life, Pro Quality of Life Organisation that is trying to relieve the plight of abused and neglected township and street animals.…

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Signature of Hope Trust Kicks Off School Shoe Project in the Western Cape

May 16, 2016
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Cape Town | May 2016 1,150 school shoes distributed to children within the Western Cape. This was the first leg of the Signature of Hope Trust’s school shoe project for 2016. The Signature of Hope Trust, a proudly South African, approved non-profit organisation was initiated by four goal-driven businessmen in the financial sector who all…

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Carrick Cares – Christmas Shoebox Initiative

January 28, 2016

The Christmas Box initiative involved the preparation of Christmas presents for gifting to orphaned and disadvantaged children in and around Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. The boxes, in the form of shoe boxes were filled with clothing, age appropriate toys / stationary and a little treat. Children’s homes and support organisations were identified by Carrick staff and a group of volunteers from each office visited each home, handing the gift boxes to each child and spending a few hours entertaining the children. Homes that were visited: Durban:…

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Arise & Shine Ministries Part 2

August 23, 2015

Never get tired of giving (by William Manyika) Giving is something you are born with.  If I cannot share the one rand that I have, I might as well never share the one million rand that I will have in my bank account. But we can make things change in this very life; it can…

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Doulos Youth Centre Upliftment

August 11, 2015

CSI type: Doulos Ministries orphanage Date: Friday 8th May 2015 Location: 51 Charles street, Glen Donald, Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa Amount of beneficiaries: 40 children under 18 years of age Doulos Ministries South Africa is a non-profit organization established for the benefit of children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. We opened our doors in…

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Reach For A Dream – Slipper Day 2015

August 11, 2015

Slipper Day 7th August 2015 In support of Reach for a Dream’s Slipper day, all “Carrick Cares” contributors put their best “fluffy” foot forward this morning and wore their “Slipper Day Stickers” with pride. The Reach For A Dream Foundation has brought hope, joy and healing to countless South African children between the ages of…

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Arise And Shine Ministries – Part One

July 25, 2015

Written by William Manyika of Arise & Shine International Ministries:  Arise and Shine is an Independent church that does not receive or depend on any individual or organization for donations or any form of assistance.  As a church it is our sole responsibility to help our people both spiritually and financially in whichever way we…

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Million Meal Challenge – Mandela Day 2015

July 24, 2015

Mandela Day – #Millionmealday Stop Hunger Now Friday 17th July 2015 Stop Hunger Now is an international organisation that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid worldwide. Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa (SHN SA) is a volunteer based meal packaging and results oriented nutrition programme, which was started in South Africa in 2009.…

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Signature of Hope, Carrick and Green Beings take “teambuilding” to a new level!

December 10, 2014

Friday the 28th November 2014 dawned bright and sunny – the perfect start to what turned out to be a fantastic day! Signature of Hope Trust, together with the Carrick team from the Johannesburg office came together to give their time at two schools in Cosmo City. Buses arrived at 9:30am with an enthusiastic Carrick…

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Breadline Africa Beach Outing 2014

December 9, 2014

One only has to read Breadline Africa’s website to get a strong reflection of the amazing work they do…”Millions of people in Africa live below the poverty line. With poverty comes the knock-on effect of unemployment, hunger, disease, homelessness, violence and despair. With the right support however, Africa’s problems can be alleviated. There are many…

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The Lucky Lucy Foundation

December 3, 2014

Our project for November was to assist the team at the Lucky Lucy Foundation as well as their “extended furry family!” Not only were we able to donate R12,000.00 towards the upliftment of two camps on the Farm, we were invited to help build the camps which would allow for more secure enclosures during the…

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Carrick Provides a Helping Hand to the FIG Network

October 31, 2014

Casual Fridays at Carrick aren’t just about dressing down; in a short period of time the team have managed to raise just over R4,000! The Fig Network is an organisation that provides impoverished communities all over Cape Town with a home cooked meal amongst other things, and they were selected as the recipients of monies…

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Harvesting Hope at Reahasetjaba

April 16, 2014

Permaculture training experts EcoGnome were brought in by ASAP to assist with the setting up of the vegetable garden at the soon-to-be opened drop-in centre at Reahasetjaba. And after only six weeks after planting the team were harvesting the fruits of their labour! Robyn from Ecognome helps the gardening group with the layout of their…

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Beating the Odds – Zanethemba

February 26, 2014

The year has started with lots of tension for the Endangered Species Project (which is one of the projects run by Zanethemba, a Signature of Hope beneficiary). Due to these tensions we have already had over 12 people shot in the last 2 months. The team made 3 house calls to the headquarters of gang…

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Fat Boys & Slim have set their sights high!

December 3, 2013

The Fat Boys & Skim Initiative mentioned in our last newsletter (which can be viewed here) ( We are so excited to hear all about Brett, Mike, Bryan, Liezel and David, and the challenges they are no doubt going to face on the road to Iron Man 2014! Good luck guys (and gal) – we…

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UTS – using sport to create opportunity!

November 25, 2013

Meeting Nick Mould, the founder of United Through Sport, was a great privilege, and we quickly learned that he is no ordinary guy. Born in the United Kingdom, Nick was intrigued by his father’s country of birth and decided to come to South Africa to learn more about his South African heritage, and to try…

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The Road to Hope – ASAP Road Trip 2013

October 29, 2013

900kms in the space of 36 hours; a route that saw us going from sea level in Durban, to the foothills on the border of Lesotho near Matatiele and back again! One lingering thought stays in my mind – the name of this organisation totally sums up their work, their challenges and their attitude! Getting…

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September 2013 site visit to Zanethemba

September 24, 2013

Founded in 2008, Zanethemba Charity Foundation is headed by Gert de Nood – this is one amazing man! He started the project with local Pastor George Georgiou after Gert and his wife made Port Elizabeth their home. Zanethemba has gone from strength to strength since then: in July 2009 the foundation opened Sinakho daycare in…

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United Through Support News Update: August 2013

August 22, 2013

Everyone climb on the Fun Bus! A lack of funding had put a stop to this vital part of the project, where life skills trainers and volunteer sports coaches take their message directly to the kids. With SOH’s help the bus is literally back on the road, and over a 6 week period the programme…

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ASAP Update: August 2013

August 22, 2013

The ASAP model starts with the vital step of building capacity within the Community Based Organisation, and this first and crucial phase is where SOH’s contributions have been focused. Training is in full swing, with the Treasurer attending sessions on budgets and funding receipts. Module 2 of the Project Management training has also been completed;…

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