Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre is more than £1,000
better off thanks to customers and staff of Croots Farm Shop. 
The farm shop at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, near
Duffield, nominated the charity as one of its charities of the year. 
Now, after a string of different fund-raising events and
raffles during the past 12 months, as well as a donation from the shop, Croots
Farm Shop owner Steve Croot has handed over £1,100 to the charity. 
The organisation, which provides holidays in Skegness for
disadvantaged youngsters from the county, has been supported by Croots since
“Not only is Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre a local
charity, it’s also a great cause,” said Steve, who presented the cheque to the
charity’s David Harris and other supporters. “I’d like to thank customers and
staff for supporting our efforts, which will go towards the £150,000 that the
charity needs every year to take 450 youngsters away for a well-deserved
One of the main fund-raising efforts during the past year
has been through the sale of Croots Farm Shop’s world cup sausages, which were
available during the tournament. The shop also donates the proceeds of carrier
bag sales to charity. In addition to Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre,
Croots also supports the Shire Horse Society, which protects and promotes the
Croots Farm Shop, which was launched in 2008, is open daily
from 9am to 5pm (Shires Eatery until 4.30pm). Croots runs Fresh Fish Thursdays
between 9am and 1pm on Thursdays.
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