Boy raises cash to thank Portishead team

PUBLISHED: 07:03 25 July 2015

Dylan raised money for Dyslexia Action.

Dylan raised money for Dyslexia Action.


A 14-year-old who benefits from support from Dyslexia Action in Portishead has raised hundreds of pounds.

Dylan, whose full name cannot be revealed by the charity, organised a disco for friends, family and other people in the community to allow another child to benefit from the support on offer, like he has done over the past seven years.

The funds will also go towards BUST breast cancer charity following the recent death of his mother having battled the illness.

Pam Smith, prinicpal of the Bath and Portishead learning centres for Dyslexia Action, praised Dylan for his outstanding efforts.

She said: “We are so pleased with the kind donation which will go towards our learning fund to support another child in the local area with dyslexia or literacy difficulties.

“Our learning fund is in place to help people who may need subsidised tuition, so receiving this money will help to provide opportunities for others to get that extra help, which could make a real difference to them. So we would all like to thank Dylan and his family for their huge support.”

An estimated one in 10 people suffer with some form of dyslexia and the charity has more than 40 years of experience supporting children, young people and adults with learning difficulties.

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