A young man from Grantham has praised a Rotary scheme which has given him a big boost in his career as a chef.
Declan Wright joined the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) scheme through Grantham Sunrise Rotary Club, following a selection process.
He was the first person to be sponsored by the club.
The RYLA course is run at Graftham Water, a full week of residential activities designed to build mental, social and intellectual confidence and self-awareness in young people.
On completing the course, Declan has been promoted from commis chef to starter chef at Stoke Rochford Hall.
Talking to Rotary club president Ian Brodie on a video uploaded on to the club’s Facebook page, Declan said: “The course was amazing and life-changing, and I met some great people.”
He added that it allowed him to develop new skills and self-confidence.
Sunrise members went to Graftham Water to hear a presentation by Declan. He went on to thank the Sunrise club for giving him such a wonderful opportunity.