Specsavers in Letchworth has helped local children stay safe at night by donating high visibility vests to a local Cubs group.
Safety at night
The store gave the vests to 30 children at Baldock Templar Cubs group to promote safety at night to mark Road Safety Week (17-23 November), an initiative by the charity Brake.
Cub leader, Akela Ted Cornell, says: ‘We’re very grateful for these vests; they will be put to good use. The safety of our Cubs 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, Amer Choudhry, says: ‘We want to make sure that Baldock Templar Cubs 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 their children are out using the roads after dark.’
Road safety charity
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.