A FARMER'S feast held in Northleach raised thousands of pounds for a charity which supports young children with crippling muscle conditions.

The feast, held at the Wheatsheaf Inn, at Northleach saw 120 people sit down for a meal of locally-sourced delights such as pork from South Cerney Butts Farm, oysters and salmon from Fairford-based New Wave Seafood and a variety of cold meats from The Cotswold Curer.

"We normally have a farmer's market every Christmas but we're not doing it this year," said organiser Jessie Harrison. "But all the suppliers still wanted to do something The charity Duchenne's Children's Trust is just heartbreaking."

The event was held to raise money and awareness for the Duchenne Children's Trust, a charity which helps fund research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The condition is the most common fatal genetic disorder to affect children and those affected cannot produce dystrophin, a protein necessary for muscle survival. As a result, every skeletal muscle in the body deteriorates.

Farmers and food suppliers across the Cotswolds, including Macaroni Farm and Neals Yard Dairy, came together to contribute to the epic feast.

The night also included various live bands and an auction which saw around £11,500 raised for the Trust. The overall total is expected to be even higher and organiser's are still doing the final count.