A teenager who sparked a land and air rescue operation after stealing a boat has almost completed a sponsored walk around Britain to make amends.Here’s one person for whom ‘making amends to society’ really means something.
And it needn’t be mandated by the State either…
So far the youngster has raised £14,000 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and Starlight Children's Foundation, a charity which grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and provides hospital entertainment.I hope he makes his target. I think he will.
Mr Green's target is £20,000.
"It was a very stupid thing to do," he said.
"At the time I felt extremely guilty but as time has moved on the sense of guilt has faded because I am now planning to repay the community and some of the money it cost to rescue me.
"My attitude towards life has changed.
"I see life as a privilege and you only get out what you put in but you can achieve whatever you want."
And with that attitude, he’ll go far…