Farm shop celebrates raising bumper sum for two charities

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generous customers and staff at Duffield farm shop Croots have raised £850 for two charities during 2010.

The farm shop on Wirksworth Road raised £450 for local children’s charity Treats, and a further £400 for the Shire Horse Society.

Croots adopted Treats during 2010 and got the cash together through a number of initiatives, including selling Christmas trees and carrier bags. Shop owner Steve Croot also donated fees given to him for talks to local groups. Also, the shop has now raised £1,000 for the Shire Horse Society in the last two and a half years.

Steve said: “I’m delighted that Croots has been able to raise so much over the past year and looks forward to helping Treats and the Shire Horse Society again over the coming 12 months.”

Treats was launched more than 23 years ago by a group of businesswomen in Derbyshire to raise money for the children of the county and the surrounding region. Over the years, it has donated thousands of pounds to needy causes. Croots Farm Shop is based at Farnah House Farm, which has been home to Shire horses for many years.