Farm shop gets into Olympic spirit with spicy sausages for charity

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A champion sausage maker from Duffield is getting into the Olympic spirit with a new fundraising recipe inspired by the flavours of Rio de Janeiro.

Croots farm shop on Wirksworth Road has created a special Rio sausage in celebration of the 2016 games, and sales will support Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre.

Croots is renowned for designing special sausages to mark sporting occasions and has previously raised money for charity with its Olympig sausages.

Boss Steve Croot said: “Our butchers love designing new and interesting flavours for sausages, and decided to opt for a chicken and salsa flavoured one this time. It’s got quite a kick to it.”

Priced £8.99 a kilo, the charity sausages will be on sale from the shopthroughout the Olympic Games, which run until August 21.

The holiday centre, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, provides Derbyshire children experiencing difficult times at home with a week-long holiday in Skegness.

The shop is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and Sundays, 10am to 4pm.