The heart of Sooke

Each week Sooke News Mirror readers express themselves on the Letters to the Editor pages

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who made the bottle drive, put on by a group of Sooke Coop Preschool parents and teacher Angie.

The drive was a fundraiser in support of a former preschool family’s new baby, Maysa, who is battling with a recent diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis.

The event showed us the true heart of this amazing community including the local convenience store, Winks, saving up their bottles for the cause.  The RCMP dropped off their bottles, the Sooke Minor Hockey team cancelled their bottle drive scheduled for the same day in support of our cause, and SEAPARC for providing their parking lot and road sign. Family after family brought their children by with cash and bottle donations and a special, generous donation of the bottles collected by our resident bottle collector, whom we all see daily collecting bottles with his can on wheels.

In four short hours we raised over $850 for the Milligan family to help with travel and medial expenses.Thank you Sooke!

For more information go to: http://www.cysticfibrosisvictoria.ca/

Darcy Smith

Sooke

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