Bright vests to children in Chard
The Chard store has helped children in Chard stay safe at night by donating high visibility vests to local children.
Road Safety Week
The store gave the vests to every child* that came in to the store (week commencing 17 November) to promote safety at night during Road Safety Week, an initiative by the charity Brake.
Safe and visible
Store director Stephen Watson says: ‘We wanted 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 hoped that by providing children with vests 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.