Local business woman Micky Fleming is going to new heights to raise awareness and food for West Shore residents in need. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

West Shore business woman raises close to 2,250 pounds of food

Food will be donated to the Goldstream Food Bank

A local business woman braved the cold and rain to raise food for the Goldstream Food Bank last week.

After sitting in a cherry picker hoisted above Jacklin Road at the Sooke School District’s office in Langford from about 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Micky Fleming raised just under 2,250 pounds of non-perishable items to help West Shore residents in need.

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“I’m thrilled. The community came out super well and different people had organized things within their work,” said Fleming, the president and CEO of Cherish at Central Park, a senior living residence at the corner of Jacklin and Jenkins roads.

“Stan Fry Cement Finishing Ltd. filled three totes themselves. Island Savings did one and the ladies from Browns Social House did one. There were so many people that brought a lot. It was wonderful and heartwarming.”

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