Derbyshire farm shop Croots will be supporting two charities during 2012, it has announced.

The farm shop in Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, will continue to raise money for the Shire Horse Society in recognition of the Shire horses that live in the fields around the store. But it will also support Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre – a charity that provides disadvantaged children in Derbyshire with holidays in Skegness.

The charity provides 450 holiday places per season and needs to raise more than £150,000 a year to continue its work.

Steve Croot, who runs Croots Farm Shop, said: “With the support of our customers and staff, we have raised many hundreds of pounds for local and national charities since we launched in June 2008, and this year we hope to continue the good work by collecting for the Shire Horse Society and Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.

“We plan to have a number of events and competitions over the next 12 months which we hope will raise much-needed funds for these two causes.”

Croots Farm Shop and Kitchen, based at Farnah House Farm, is open Sundays from 10am to 4pm (café until 3.45pm), and from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm (café until 4.30pm). It is closed on Mondays.

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