An Amman Valley schoolgirl has been shortlisted to become Miss Junior Teen Great Britain.

Cayli Herbert, 14, is currently Miss Dinefwr and hopes to use the title to help make a difference to other people’s lives as well as earning a place in the prestigious competition which has raised over £110,000 for charity since 2012.

The Ysgol Dyffryn Aman pupil is now raising money for this year’s chosen charity Together for Short lives which supports families, friends, professionals and children who are expected to have a short life.

As well as raising cash for the charity selected by the competition, Cayli is also hoping to raise money and awareness for local charities.

She started her fundraising by taking part in a car boot sale in Carmarthen and is setting up a JustGiving page.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported me so far and also to my main sponsor Gas4Wales,” said Cayli.

The teenager has had a very exciting year after being selected to represent Wales in The Royal Windsor Pony Club team on her pony Choci and was also competed in the under 14 European MGAGB team championship where Wales were bronze medal winners.

She then went on to be the only Welsh rider in the World Individuals under 14 semi-finals on her other pony Toffee.

A spokesperson for Miss Junior Teen Great Britain said: “The contestants are created to be a positive and confidence-building experience for young girls and teenagers.

“We intend for the girls to make new friends and make each and every contestant feel like a queen. Most importantly, we open the doors to fun and exciting opportunities for our winners.”

“The winner of Miss Junior Teen GB will have an amazing year ahead of her with appearances, charity work and possible modelling opportunities.

“The grand finals are full of fun.

“From the beauty queen challenge day, a pyjama diva party and the grand final itself.

“It is definitely a weekend that will never be forgotten by the girls involved.

The final of Miss Teen Great Britain takes place next month at The Globe Theatre, Blackpool Pleasure Beach.