Bradford’s Brownies and Rainbows will now be safer when out and about in the community thanks to a high-visibility vest donation from the Specsavers stores in Bradford Darley Street and Girlington.
The children were presented with 20 vests as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers to increase the safety of local children when out and about in the local community.
The vests will be shared between all the Rainbow and Brownie units in the Bradford South Division, and will benefit over 300 girls aged between five and ten.
Making children more visible for motorists
Peter Rooke, store director of Specsavers in Bradford commented: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians. ‘Brownies and Rainbows tend to meet after school, a time when dusk is particularly hazardous.
We wanted to help them stay safe by providing high-visibility vests so they can be better seen when walking to and from meetings, or when their activities take them out into the community.’
Specsavers safety initiative
Anna-Marie Birkby, Rainbow Guider of the 51st & 113th Bradford Rainbows, said: ‘On behalf of all the members of Girlguiding in Bradford South, I would like to say a big 'thank you' to Specsavers for keeping us safe this winter and in the years to come.’