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Brighouse opticians help school put safety first

25 November, 2014
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Field Lane Primary School pupils in their new high visibility vests

 

To mark Road Safety Week, Specsavers in Brighouse has pledged to keep local school children safe by donating high visibility vests to Field Lane Primary School.

High visibility vests donated to local primary school
 

Children at Field Lane Primary School were presented with 200 vests by a representative from Brighouse Specsavers this month, as part of Road Safety Week. By donating the jackets, the Specsavers team hopes to increase the safety of local children when out and about, by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Gareth Hart, Store director at the Specsavers store in Brighouse, comments: ‘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 and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school.

‘With this in mind we decided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in Brighouse and offered Field Lane Primary School the high visibility vests.’

Specsavers safety initiative
 

Gareth continues: ‘Our safety initiative also aims to raise awareness of the free glasses and eye tests we offer to anyone under the age of 16. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem in the early stages of development could lead to something more severe in the long term.’

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