Lowestoft optician gives away vests
Specsavers in Lowestoft has played their part in keeping children safe this winter after donating a number of high visibility vests to a local primary school.
Specsavers, located at 101 London Road North, visited Meadow Primary school and donated the vests at the school’s weekly assembly. They also spoke to the children about the importance of road safety. The children will use the vests on outings as well as travelling to and from school.
Specsavers store director, David Holcombe said: ‘With such dark mornings and nights, we wanted to play our part in helping the area’s youngsters to keep themselves safe.
‘It can be particularly difficult for motorists to see pedestrians and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school. Therefore as a community focused store we wanted to help in any way we could and we are happy the vests have been so well received by the children.’
Specsavers has campaigned throughout the past decade to highlight the link between vision and road safety. In addition to its work donating high-visibility vests to schools across the country, Specsavers has toured motor and country shows nationwide, screening drivers’ vision in its Drive Safe campaign trailer.