A dare to spend the night in the spooky surroundings of Carew Castle is being thrown out by a Welsh charity.

The castle, said to be haunted by the ghosts of a 17th century lord and his pet ape, will be the venue for the spine-tingling challenge on May 31st. It is being organised by Missing Wales, which is asking participants to raise funds to help it bring hope, comfort and support to missing people, their families and loved ones.

Potential spook-seekers will be in the castle between 7.30pm and 4am with mediums, learning to use ghost-hunting equipment and taking part in paranormal investigations. The guest medium will be Austin Charles, the runner-up in tv's Psychic Challenge.

Anyone wanting to take part should contact Janet Williams on 01994 419006, 07967 503439 or janet@missingwales.co.uk to guarantee a place.