Staff at Derbyshire farm shop Croots will be stepping forward for charity to mark the store’s third birthday next month.

The team will walk a total of 50 miles up and down their driveway to raise money for their adopted charity Treats, which helps under-privileged children.

On June 15th, they will be celebrating the shop’s third birthday by marching in relay along the quarter-mile driveway at Croots Farm Shop in Wirksworth Road, near Duffield.

Money raised will go to Treats, a charity set up 25 years ago by professional businesswomen to help children in Derbyshire.

“Since first opening our doors three years ago we have had so much support from so many loyal customers. Thanks to them we have gone from strength to strength,” said shop owner Steve Croot.

“We have been able to expand and now have an award-winning butchery counter, deli and café, so we thought it would be good to celebrate our third birthday by giving something back to the community.

“Staff will be put through their paces as they walk from the shop to the main road and back again – all for a cause so close to our hearts. We are appealing to our customers to help support our effort, so that we can raise as much money as possible for Treats.”

The shop has set up a collection bottle at the checkout counter and donations can also be made online at
Croots’ chosen charities for 2011 are Treats and also The Shire Horse Society. The farm shop is based at Farnah House Farm, which has been the home to Shire horses for many years.

“Our customers have a fantastic history of being generous when it comes to fundraising, and thanks to them we’ve raised hundreds of pounds for these two charities in recent years,” added Steve.

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