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Cardigan helps local children be seen

07 January, 2016
The 1st Crymych Brownies in their high visibility vests
The 1st Crymych Brownies in their high visibility vests

Staff at Specsavers in Cardigan have donated 30 high-visibility vests to a local Brownie and Rainbow group to make sure children can be seen when they are out walking in the community this winter.

The Specsavers store, located on High Street, contacted the local group to see if it could provide high-visibility vests to the 1st Crymych Brownies and Rainbows.

Darker evenings

Clare Parry, leader of the 1st Crymych Brownies and Rainbows, visited the Specsavers store to receive the vests and spoke with staff about the importance of using the luminous jackets to help the children to be safe and seen on the roads, especially during the darker winter months.

‘Delighted to donate’

Rowena Greasley, store manager of Specsavers in Cardigan, said: ‘We were delighted to donate the high-visibility vests to 1st Crymych Brownies and Rainbows. Specsavers is dedicated to championing the important message of being safe and seen on the roads, especially for younger children who may not be aware of just how dangerous our roads can be.

‘The vests are a fun way to educate children about the road safety message as well as making them more visible to drivers when they are out walking.’

Clare Parry, leader of the 1st Crymych Brownies and Rainbows, said: ‘Through Specsavers’ donation of the vests, I was able to highlight to the girls the importance of wearing the luminous vests when walking out and about in the community.

‘Motorists often find it hard to see pedestrians wearing dark clothes at night or when visibility is poor, so it is vital that children are easily seen. I’m sure the vests will be used frequently throughout the winter months’.

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