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Free vests help Guernsey to be seen

15 November, 2016
Photo L to R: Nicola Young and Collette Mechem
Photo L to R: Nicola Young and Collette Mechem

Specsavers Guernsey is supporting the pedestrian safety group Living Streets Guernsey when they will be occupying the OSA pop-up Shop in Smith Street during Road Safety Week which starts on Monday 21 November.

Regular eye-tests

Specsavers Opticians will be raising awareness of the importance of regular eye examinations in relation to driving standards and eye health in a specially prepared newsletter and will be providing 500 children’s high visibility jackets. These are in addition to the 400 waistcoats provided by the charity will all be offered free of charge to members of the public to emphasise the, 'Be Safe Be Seen' message.

‘We are very grateful for the high-vis jackets which have been kindly donated to us by Specsavers,’ say Living Streets chair Tom le Pelley. ‘We really hope that islanders will take this opportunity to ensure their own safety while walking or cycling on our roads at night.’

A word from the store director

Specsavers optometrist director Sarah Burchett explains why the store is keen to get involved: ‘We firmly believe that children should be as safe as possible on our roads and high-visibility jackets really help. We have already donated jackets to the school in Alderney and are keen to do the same for Guernsey children. We always aim to give back to our local community whenever possible as we really appreciate their support for our store.’

Road Safety Week is organised by the UK Charity Brake.  The theme this year is 'Make the Brake pledge: Slow, Sober, Secure, Silent, Sharp and Sustainable.  

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