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Newtownards opticians help local children be seen

23 October, 2014
       Newtownards Specsavers store gives 300 high visibility vests to the first 300 primary school children
Richard Selfridge, Lab technician and Carol Orr, Store Manager, with some recipients of the high visibility jackets from the Newtownards Specsavers store, Lucy and Kurt Magreehan.

The Newtownards Specsavers store is giving away 300 high visibility vests to the first 300 primary school children who call in store over the Halloween mid-term break. This is part of a road safety campaign that is being support by the Specsavers store to help alert young children to the importance of road safety and being seen on our roads.

As the days are getting shorter and the dark nights are setting in now for winter, the Newtownards store understands the importance of being seen on our roads, especially for school children.

Road safety

Store director, Leigh Nelson, says: ‘To be safe as a road user and as a pedestrian you have to be seen, and this applies particularly to children as they make their way to and from school. It is especially important that all pedestrians take precautions and wear high visibility clothing when out and about in the dark.

‘With the return of the darker mornings and evenings this winter, children’s safety on the roads becomes one of the community’s utmost concerns. As part of our road safety campaign, and ahead of Road Safety Week (17 – 23 November), we wanted to reinforce the importance of being seen on our roads at all times. Therefore, we are delighted to be able to donate such a high number of vests to those primary school children within our local community. We will be giving 300 high visibility jackets away until stocks run out – so be sure to call in store.’

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