Young South African dedicates life to saving abandoned babies

Young South African dedicates life to saving abandoned babies

- Stuart Armit has been volunteering at the Sinakekele Children’s home for abandoned babies for the last 16 years.

- He wants to give back even more.

- As a passionate runner, he has decided to dedicate the grueling Karkloof race to the children's home.

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Stuart Armit started his volunteer work at Sinakekele Children sixteen years ago. Over the years, he has watched the children grow into adults.

Shortly afterwards, Stuart met Sarah, the love of his life. Little did he know that this would be the beginning of something great. In 2016, she challenged him to run a 5km race wearing a snoopy onesie. The goal was to funds for a charity. Naturally, Stuart selected Sinakekele as his charity.

He was challenged to do the race in under 30 minutes and donate the proceeds to the home.

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Young South African dedicates life to saving abandoned babies

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After finishing his 5km run dressed as Snoopy, Stuart found a love for trail running and it developed into a hobby. He then heard about the Karkloof 100 and 50-mile races and knew this was his next step. Stuart decided to dedicate the grueling race to the children’s home as well.

Speaking to, he said:

“The training is grueling, it beats me some days. Everything hurts and I find myself questioning the sanity of this race"

He also added that balancing his home life and training is difficult. But the reward will be worth it.

"I decided to dedicate my race to Sinakekele Children, to raise a million Rand for them, because if I think training for this race is tough or traumatic, imagine how the women and babies they take in must feel daily with the challenges they face?”

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Sinakekele Children is a home that changes the lives of abandoned babies. They take in the children that have been literally thrown away. Stuart says many have been found down pit toilets, wrapped in plastic and left in bins.

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