Barnstaple keeping local children bright
The Barnstaple store in have donated high visibility vests to a local group and schools to help children stay safe at night.
Road Safety Week
The store donated the vests ahead of Road Safety Week, an initiative by the charity Brake to Mini Munchkins in Braunton, Orchard Vale, Our Lady’s, Landkey, Bishops Tawton, Kingsacre, Yeo Valley, Forches and Sticklepath School.
Owner of Mini Munchkins, Hannah Golombeck says: ‘We’re very grateful for these vests; they will be put to good use. ‘The safety of our children is one of our top priorities. These vests will allow the children to walk safely in the dark, as well as be visible to cars on outings and trips.’
Safe and visible
Store director Emily Waters says: ‘We want to make sure that children are safe and visible at night as winter is fast approaching. ‘Since the clocks have changed and nights have got darker, we hope our donation will help keep parents’ minds at ease when they’re escorting their children to and from school.’
Brake is a national road safety charity which exists to prevent deaths and injuries which happen on roads on a daily basis, through campaigns and other funding. The charity also promotes safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies.