Customers and staff at Derbyshire farm shop Croots have raised £450 for local children’s charity Treats over the past 12 months.

The farm shop in Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, adopted the charity during 2010, and raised the cash through a number of initiatives including the sale of Christmas trees, selling carrier bags and the donation of fees given to farm shop owner Steve Croot for talks to local groups.

Customers have also collected around £400 over the past year for the Shire Horse Society, which takes the total raised by Croots for the charity to £1,000 in two and a half years since the shop opened.
Now Croots has announced that it will be supporting both charities again in 2011.

“Our customers and staff are very generous when it comes to supporting these two very different but very worthwhile charities,” said Steve Croot. “I’m delighted that Croots has been able to raise so much over the past year and look forward to helping Treats and the Shire Horse Society again over the coming 12 months.”

Treats Children’s Charity was launched more than 23 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.

Croots Farm Shop is based at Farnah House Farm, which has been the home to Shire horses for many years.

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