A former Arnold School student has landed himself a plum job working for a national charity.
David Winterflood, from Lytham, has become a support co-ordinator for Raleigh International, based in London.
The opportunity came after he was sponsored on a Raleigh expedition to central America by local financial planning company Questa Chartered, based on the Whitehills Business Park.
David volunteered with the youth and sustainable development charity to work on infrastructure projects in the Costa Rican national parks to help bring much needed investment to the region.
In the small community of Los Apantes, he worked alongside community members to build a multi-use centre, teaching English to local children and even arranging a sports day.
He said he would like to thank Questa Chartered for the support they had given him.
Questa managing director Anthony Hoskisson said: “We are delighted that the support we gave to David not only provided him with an extremely beneficial life experience, but has also helped support communities in Costa Rica and Nicaragua to benefit from clean water, education and employment as well as protect the environment and local habitats.”