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