A £1,200 cheque has been handed over to Derbyshire children’s charity Treats after a sponsored walk by staff at Croots Farm Shop, near Duffield.

The staff clocked up 66 miles by walking up and down the farm shop’s driveway to mark the third birthday of Croots.

Now the proceeds have been collected and handed over to Treats, which will use the money to help underprivileged children with support for gifts, holidays and trips away.

“We are very grateful for the support of Croots Farm Shop, its staff and its customers who have donated to Treats,” said Elaine Blount chairman of Treats.

Croots, based at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, has chosen Treats as its adopted charity for the past two years. It also supports the Shire Horse Society.

“We are happy to help a local charity like Treats, which has been doing good work in Derbyshire for 25 years now,” said Steve Croot, who runs the farm shop. “We wanted to mark our third birthday by giving something to our local community, and we are very grateful for the support received from our loyal customers.”

Since being launched by a group of professional Derbyshire businesswomen more than 25 years ago, Treats has raised more than £500,000 to help local underprivileged youngsters, with some cash also going to community projects.

Pictured left to right, Vicky Ashton, Elaine Blount, Candy Sutton, from Treats children’s charity, and Steve Croot, from Croots Farm Shop.

For more information visit www.croots.co.uk

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