Staff at Specsavers in Gorseinon have donated 200 high-visibility vests to children at two local lantern making workshops, in a bid to raise awareness of road safety.

Safe on roads

The Specsavers store on High Street donated the high-visibility vests to lantern workshop groups in Lougher Welfare Hall and Institute Lime Street, and talked to them about the importance of being safe and seen on the roads during the darker winter months.

The vests were also handed out during Gorseinon’s lantern parade to members of the local community, to ensure that youngsters were visible among the crowd.

‘Help raise awareness’

Elizabeth Berrell, store manager of Specsavers in Gorseinon, said: ‘It was great to go out and meet some of our local community groups to hand out the high-visibility jackets. The local parade was also a perfect time for children and families to receive the vests as it is a popular event held on a winter’s evening, so being seen is particularly crucial for young children.

‘As the darker mornings and evenings are upon us, the importance of being safe and seen on the roads is paramount, especially for more vulnerable road users like children. By handing out the vests to community groups, we hope to raise awareness of the road safety message across our community.’

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