Generous customers at Derbyshire farm shop Croots raised £175 for local children’s charity Treats during festive fund raising.

The farm shop at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, picked Treats Children’s Charity as its chosen charity for 2010, alongside the Shire Horse Society, which it has supported since opening in June 2008.

Croots kicked off its support with a £500 donation to Treats in December. Now customers have raised an additional £175 by buying 2010 Croots calendars and taking part in a draw for a chocolate Santa, which was won by 13-year-old Amelia Hand, from Allestree.

“I am delighted that Croots’ customers have generously supported Derbyshire Children’s Charity Treats, and that we raised such a tidy sum over Christmas,” said Croots owner Steve Croot.

Treats Children’s Charity was launched more than 22 years ago by a group of professional businesswomen in Derbyshire to raise money for the children of Derbyshire and the surrounding region. Over the years, it has donated thousands of pounds to needy causes.