A JUNIOR chef from Llangwm with an appetite for helping others is cooking up a second recipe book for charity.

Dylan Allman, 9, wants to publish a cook book to raise funds for Action Against Hunger - a global charity that carries out innovative, lifesaving programmes in nutrition, food security, water, sanitation and hygiene.

Back in 2013, aged just 7, Dylan became the youngest person in the UK to use

crowdfunding to publish a recipe book, raising funds for a children’s charity in the process.

This time he is going for a distinctly international flavour, and has asked children from across the globe to submit their local recipes.

Alongside the recipe book there will be a food ‘passport’ with stickers allowing children to show they have ‘visited’ the country by trying out the food.

“I’m really excited” said Dylan.

“My friends are helping me get in touch with children across the world, from countries as far away as Australia and South Africa, so it’s really interesting to see the different kind of recipes coming through.”

Dylan said he wanted proceeds from the book to go to Action Against Hunger, as he was shocked to learn millions of children go hungry every day.

"I want to help make a difference and help children know the joy of food”.

Jenny Clarke, senior community fundraising officer at the charity, said: “Every year I'm amazed to see so many children in the UK taking action to help fight child hunger around the world.

"From running to car washing to baking, it's wonderful to see their support for Action Against Hunger's work.

“I was really impressed when Dylan got in touch to tell me about his exciting international cook book idea.

"It's an interesting initiative that rings true with so many of Action Against Hunger supporters, whose love of food is a key motivation to fundraise in aid of the charity's lifesaving programmes, reaching children that don't have the food that they need to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential.”

Supported by his mum Lorraine, Dylan has put together a short video explaining why he needs to raise the funds and why he feels so passionate about the charity.

He has to raise £500 to get enough books printed to sell, but that hasn’t put him off:

“It’s quite a lot of money and then I have to sell the books to make the money for the charity but I don’t mind working really hard,” he said.

You can pledge your support for Dylan from as little as £1 by visiting http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/food-for-thought-1.