December 14, 2008

MAKING AMENDS:

Teenager completes round-UK walk to make amends for prank: A teenager, who had to be rescued by the emergency services after he stole a boat two years ago, has completed a charity walk around the UK to make amends. (Daily Telegraph, 14 Dec 2008)

Seb Green spent a year of his life walking more than 3,100 miles around the UK with his border collie, Flash.

He has raised more than £20,000 for two Dorset charities in a bid to pay back the local community for his behaviour four years ago.

After finishing the walk in his home town of Weymouth, Dorset, Seb said he was delighted to be back.

"I have given up almost a year of my life and it has been an extremely worthwhile sacrifice," he said.

"It will be a strange feeling not having to wake up in the morning and not having to pack my bag and start walking.

"Now I am just looking forward to Christmas and spending time with my family."

Seb was 15 when he and another teenager stole a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) from Weymouth Harbour, Dorset, late on May 8 2004.

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