NEROCHE School raised more than £1,000 when Santa Claus visited the village last week.

The primary school’s Christmas fayre was held last Thursday and featured a luxury shepherd’s hut grotto.

Children and families were treated to meeting Santa and his elves and a photographer was present to capture the moment for each child.

Neroche headteacher Connel Boyle said: “I want to thank the community and Blackdown Shepherd’s Huts for joining us and helping us organise such a memorable event for our children.

“We are still adding up our funds raised, but it looks like we have raised over £1,000 this year for the school. Happy Christmas everyone.”