Staff and pupils at Cylch Meithrin Plant Bach y Llan have challenged their local councillor to raise money for their group.

Councillor Dai Nicholas has agreed to walk 20 miles as part of the Three Castle Challenge to give the Llandybie-based nursery a cash boost.

Cylch Meithrin Plant Bach y Llan has been running for six years and is based at the village's church hall.

Around 30 local people from the village, including Jonathan Edwards MP, have already agreed to take on the challenge.

Stage one of the walk is Llandybie Church Hall to Dryslwyn Castle, stage two is Dryslwyn Castle to Dinefwr Castle, Llandeilo and Dinefwr Castle to Carreg Cennen is the final stage of the challenge.

Cllr Nicholas said: “If you want to join for the whole walk we are asking for a £5 donation to the Cylch or if you fancy doing just one of the stages we are asking for £2 per stage.

“I am strongly encouraging everyone to donate and I’d like to thank everyone who has signed up to join me in the challenge.”

Cylch leader Marie Davies added: “We were thinking of ideas to raise money and we challenged Councillor Dai Nicholas to take part in the Three Castles Challenge and he’s accepted.

“It is very important that we continue to raise money to keep our Cylch in the village.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has kindly donated already and let’s hope we raise as much money as possible.”

Any donations can be made straight to Marie at Llandybie Church Hall between 9am until midday Monday to Friday or you can phone Antony Jeffrey-Cousins on 07714998224.

If you don't want to join in and would just like to support the work of the Cylch Meithrin, you can visit

Sponsor forms are also available from the Cylch.

There will be an evening of entertainment at Llandybie RFC on the same day.

Tickets are £5 and all money will be going to Cylch Meithrin Plant Bach y Llan.