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Dearne Valley Personal Development Centre

When we were approached by husband and wife team Jonjo and Jackie Irwin, asking for our help, we were ‘blown away’ by there sheer enthusiasm and passion for their chosen careers. 
They own and run ‘DearneValley Personal Development Centre’ (DVPDC.) based in Mexborough, South Yorkshire. 
DVPDC is a non profit ‘Community Interest Company’ offering an alternative education experience for young people who have found themselves disengaged from mainstream schools and colleges.
Formed in 2012, DVPDC employ 9 staff and is run by Commonwealth Games Boxing Gold medal winner Jonjo Irwin along with his wife Jackie, a qualified secondary school Art and Design teacher.
Jonjo, who is also a fully qualified joiner, won a string of boxing titles including a Lonsdale Belt and a WBO World title when he was boxing for Great Britain in the 1990’s.
Jonjo and his wife Jackie will use all their wealth of skills and experiences gained over many years to support young disaffected people with challenging educational and behavioural difficulties. 
DVPDC have over 60 young people on their books, all of whom are encouraged to reach their full potential by gaining an, ‘NCFE’ qualification at the end of the course. 
We supply a monthly financial contribution to help DVPDC move forward more quickly.
Jonjo says, “The extra money coming in every month will certainly help us. We would like to supply the students with a uniform or excise kit. With JP Walton and Son Transports’ monthly donations we  are now be able to do this, and so much more, it’s great news and we’re all delighted.”
You can find out more about the work DVPDC by clicking here: www.dearnevalleypdc.co.uk