** BREAKING NEWS **
I have now sold all my recipe books with the grand total of £1,250 for the Wallace & Gromit Children's Charity. The cheque has been sent off and it was very exciting, thank you again for all the people who brought a copy of my book and helped me along the way.
I now run a business called 'SuperCandyLicious' selling candy floss, sweets, and hiring out a chocolate fountain for parties and events.
I had a bread maker for my 9th birthday so am practising making loaves of bread and want to set up a local bake and deliver service too.
I have supported the Wallace & Gromit's Children's charity since I was 3 years old. I have held a tea party, did a 5 mile bike ride when I was 4, and run a lemonade stand. I have raised money by crowdfunding to get my seasonal recipe book printed which is to raise funds for the charity as they had a BIG bake in December.
On Friday 1st November 2013 Dylan was officially awarded the title 'The First Young Ambassador for Crowdfunding in the UK' at the first UK Crowdfunding Day in Kensington. Look at the media page for more information.
Since Dylan's project began back in October 2013, he has received some wonderful support and encouragement as well as coverage in the media, including interviews on national radio, being featured in Metro, Western Daily Press, and Yahoo!, and interviewed for Small Business Heroes, and Ingenious Britain.
All the coverage can be found on the media page along with podcasts and videos.
Dylan has also received tremendous support from some well known people including:
Aardman Animations, Founder of Moshi Monsters Michael Acton Smith, TV chef Ainsley Harriott, Founder of Ella's Kitchen Paul Lindley, Food Writer & TV presenter Mary Berry, and many more.
He also received this email of support from Nigel Slater:
"Its good to hear about Dylan’s book. I love the idea of it and look forward to reading it...I wish Dylan every success with his venture and shall look forward to seeing the book, finished, and on the shelves in the book shops."
To request an interview, photographs or to run a feature, please contact Dylan's mum Lorraine.
On Thursday 19th December 2013 Dylan was chosen as the winner of InspirEngage International Start up Thursday competition on Twitter. InspirEngage International is a global, award-winning social enterprise based in the UK with a portfolio in over 100 countries. They recently launched the UK’s first social enterprise programme embedded into the curriculum.
Dylan's Crowdfunding project finished on 17th October and he raised an amazing £746 - 166% of his £450 target to get his seasonal recipe book published. He is currently the youngest person to successfully use crowdfunding in the UK. Thanks to everyone who has provided amazing support to him.
You can follow Dylan's progress from this web site as photographs and news are added and he writes updates. Crowdfunding is just the start of this amazing entrepreneurial journey for Dylan - the book was finished and printed in late November and he has worked really hard to sell them. We're having one final push to sell the remaining 50 copies and then he will be delivering the cheque to the charity.
Thank you. Lorraine Allman
Photo: Dylan with BBC Radio Wales presenter Louise Elliott