Children across Berkshire will be more visible when they are out and about, thanks to their local Specsavers stores.
Coming together to boost the safety of children in local communities, Specsavers stores in Berkshire helped donate over 400 hi-vis vests to local Scouts, Cubs and Beavers groups across the county, in support of Road Safety Week (November 18–24).
Specsavers teamed up with Brake for Road Safety Week
Teaming up with road safety charity, Brake, Specsavers have been encouraging people to ‘step up for safe streets’ through a number of initiatives. One of which, has been the donation of high-visibility vests to local children’s community groups who want to keep up their outdoor activities as the days get darker.
A few words from all involved
Abbey Hicks, Optical Regional Chair for Specsavers stores in Berkshire, said: “‘We’re proud to have teamed up with Brake to try and make our roads safer. The donation of hi-vis vests to children’s groups is a great way to make sure these communities can still keep up their activities whilst feeling as safe as possible, but it’s just one step in the process to making safer roads.”
Joshua Harris, Director of Campaigns from Brake, said: ‘Every death or serious injury on the road is preventable. Children at school, or those taking part in community groups, are some of our most vulnerable road users and so it’s fantastic to see Specsavers partnering with local schools this Road Safety Week’.
Get in touch for more vests
Specsavers stores across Berkshire have been allocated a number of children’s hi-vis vests to donate to worthy causes. Get in touch with your local store to find out whether they have any more that you can make use of.