Liverpool opticians donate hi-vis vests
Specsavers Opticians in Norris Green and Lord Stree, Liverpool have donated high-visibility vests to local children.
As part of an initiative by Specsavers and charity partner Brake to increase the safety of local youngsters, Holy Name Catholic Primary pupils were presented with the vests by Paul Stanway, store director at Specsavers in Norris Green.
Specsavers in Liverpool Lord Street also made donations of hi-vis vests to two Brownie troupes in Speke and Green Leaf School in Wallasey in a bid to keep more children in Merseyside safe and visible in the dark.
Paul Stanway, director at Specsavers in Norris Green said: ‘We are delighted to donate these hi-vis vests to our local children.
We know how important safety is to the schools, particularly on group trips outside of school. ‘This time of year is quite challenging because it’s darker and visibility is reduced, so ensuring children are more visible to road users and cars is vital.
Keeping children safe
Steve Bryan, director at Liverpool Lord Street continues: ‘We’re determined to ensure local children are ‘seen and safe’ on dark nights. We hope these bright easily seen vests will help spread the message of the importance of protecting kids, families and everyone else on roads this winter.
‘As part of this initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds.
It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.