Four-legged friends and their walkers from Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue will be more visible when they are out and about, thanks to their local Specsavers store.
As part of its ongoing support for Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue, and to mark Road Safety Week (November 18-24), Specsavers Ludlow donated high visibility vests to help keep dogs and their walkers safe and seen as the days get shorter.
A word from the store director
The donation came as part of a wider Specsavers partnership with road safety charity, Brake. Nicola Aubrey, store director at Specsavers Ludlow, said: ‘We’re proud to be teaming up with Brake to try and make our roads safer. With the nights getting longer, the vests will help make staff and animals from the Animal Rescue visible when they are out and about.
‘We currently also have around 150 hi-vis vests still available. If there any local community groups or schools who would benefit from these then we’d love for them to get in touch so that we can put the vests to good use.’
The team has also previously donated a raft of hi-vis vests to local schools including, Bitterley C of E Primary School, St Laurence C of E Primary School, Ludlow Primary School, Busybodies Nursery and Chatterbox Nursery.
Joshua Harris, Director of Campaigns from Brake, said: ‘Every 20 minutes, someone on a British road is killed or seriously injured. Every death or serious injury on the road is preventable and that’s why we’re asking everyone to “Step up for safe streets” this Road Safety Week. We’re delighted to partner with Specsavers as good eyesight is so important for road safety, whatever mode of transport you use to get around.’