Strabane Specsavers has teamed up with Omagh, Cookstown and Craigavon Specsavers stores to provide 200 hi vis vests to 16 Girlguiding Tyrone brownie units. The brownies will use the vests each year when on walks, trips and other outdoor events to help keep them safe and visible.

Brownies and guides have important role

Store director Peadar Kearney said: ‘We’re thrilled to help so many brownies in the Tyrone area. Local youth groups play such an important role in the local community and the young girls in Brownie units learn so many life skills when they work hard to gain badges. They also have great fun getting involved in outdoor ventures, walks and challenges and we’re pleased to contribute with the provision of hi vis vests.’

Vests for 16 brownie units in Tyrone

Brownie units benefiting from the partnership include groups based in Cookstown, Strabane, Omagh, Dungannon, Clogher Valley and Moneymore.

Partnership a great example says County Commissioner

Thanking Specsavers, Helen McCullough, County Commissioner for Girlguiding Tyrone said: ‘Our partnership with Specsavers is a great example of how a local business can contribute to youth organisations especially in these days of financial challenges for community groups. I’m very thankful to Specsavers for providing high visibility vests for our brownies. As well as being practical and keeping us all together and safe, we’ll enjoy wearing the hi vis vests.’

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