DofE stories


Jon was a young offender who was offered the chance to do his DofE whilst in prison.

“There was only space for 15 in the first bunch of lads to be able to start working towards their Bronze Award, but I was hopeful, I had a long sentence, and I was far from being 21 at which I would be shipped to another prison, so I knew my chances were good.

“I was right, and I was picked, it was a moment that would change the course of the rest of my life…”

Read Jon’s blog where talks about his journey and how he achieved his Gold Award… and ended up working as Sous Chef in one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants.

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