Opticians in Morley put safety first for local children
The team at Specsavers in Morley are thrilled to have received a note of thanks from a Brownie Group for donating some high-visibility vests. The Morley store donated high visibility vests to Brownies and Rainbows in Armley, Beeston and Churwell, as well as to children at Westerton Primary School and Asquith Primary School.
The team launched the campaign to increase the safety of local children during the darker months by making it easier for motorists to spot them when their activities take them into the community, or when they’re out on school trips.
Marie Pearson, leader of the 1st Armley Brownies, commented: ‘The girls are really pleased with their vests and I’m so grateful for the peace of mind they give me. We went on a trip down to Cadbury World over Easter and the vests were a real help when I had to round the girls up for a head count!’
A word from the director
Pratik Patel, store director at Specsavers in Morley, commented: ‘It can be difficult to keep track of a group of children on the move. With this in mind, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in the area and we were thrilled to receive the thank you note and photo from the 1st Armley Brownies.
We’ve got a few high-visibility vests left to give away and we’re calling out to any local groups or schools who would like them to get in touch.’
Free eye tests for under 16s
As part of the initiative, Specsavers are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16 year olds. Regular eye tests are important for children as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.