In­spi­ra­tion

Central Leader - - News -

I re­ally en­joyed read­ing about builder Marty Van der Burg and how he has taken a pre­vi­ously way­ward teenage boy un­der his wing (Cen­tral Leader, Au­gust 20).

It is very brave and in­spir­ing of him to see po­ten­tial where oth­ers would not. I only wish there was one Marty for ev­ery two or three di­rec­tion­less youth in our so­ci­ety be­cause un­for­tu­nately many more will fall through the cracks and con­tinue along the crim­i­nal path.

This ex­pe­ri­ence will change his life and out­look so much and maybe in turn Gus Sanft will go on to in­spire oth­ers.

I will be con­tact­ing Mr Van der Burg to make a small do­na­tion to­wards this ter­rific cause and I hope oth­ers will too. Pos­i­tive sto­ries can be a bit thin on the ground. SONYA YOUNG

One­hunga

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