Wrexham Specsavers staff helped local children to stay safe this winter by making a special donation to a number of community youth groups.

They donated more than 100 high-visibility vests to groups of youngsters across the town following the recent Road Safety Week, an initiative by Specsavers’ charity partner Brake.

Staying safe

Children from the Wrexham Girl Guides group were presented with the high-visibility vests and taught about the importance of regular eye tests, as well as the dangers of walking in the darker evenings. 

Sue Davis, team leader of the Girl Guides’ Wrexham Division said; “We first used the high visibility vests when we held a fun event for the 1st Acton Rainbows  in town.  They were incredibly useful given the dark and dreary weather, and we are incredibly grateful for this donation.”

Taking extra care

Ian Thomas, Store Director at Specsavers Wrexham, said; ‘Now that the clocks have changed and the nights are getting darker, we want to ensure that children – and their parents – feel safe when they’re out and about over the next few months.

‘By raising awareness of road safety and by offering the children these vests, we hope that they take extra care on trips and excursions.’

Brake is a national road safety charity which exists to prevent deaths and injuries which happen on roads on a daily basis, through campaigns and other funding. The charity also promotes safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies. 

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