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Drive on road safety for youngsters

12 November, 2015
Our Lady of Good Counsell pupils show off their hi-vis vests
Our Lady of Good Counsell pupils show off their hi-vis vests

The Sleaford store has been on a road safety mission and donated a whopping 400 high-visibility vests to schools and community groups, as part of an initiative to make the roads safer for children in Sleaford.

Specsavers started its campaign by donating 40 vests to St Botolph’s C of E School, just in time for Bonfire Night, followed by delivery trips to William Alvey C of E Primary School, Sleaford Church Lane Primary School, Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School and St Andrew’s C of E Primary School.

James Coleman, store director, said: ‘As the clocks have just gone back, children’s safety near roads is a number one priority for many of us. We’re delighted that so many schools and local groups will be taking collection of these vests, as they really will help children be seen more easily by road users.’

Specsavers is the co-sponsor of Road Safety Week, the UK’s flagship road safety event, which is organised by the charity Brake. This year the campaign will run between 23–29 November and will help raise awareness about the importance of protecting people on bikes and foot.

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Children at St Botolphs don their new hi-vis vests