Staff at Specsavers in Porthcawl have donated 75 high-visibility vests to a local Scout group in a bid to help children in the community stay safe and seen on the roads.

Young people in the community

The store on John Street contacted the 1st Nottage Scouts to see whether it could donate the vests as part of Specsavers efforts to raise awareness of road safety among young people in the community.

Claire Edwards, store director at Specsavers in Porthcawl, visited the group and spoke about when and where the high-visibility vests should be worn as well as the importance of general eye health.

Road safety message

Claire Edwards, store director at Specsavers in Porthcawl, said: ‘At Specsavers, we are eager to promote the importance of road safety to the youngest members of our community and by donating our high-visibility vests we hope that it will make them clearly visible to all road users.

‘It was pleasure to donate the vests to the 1st Nottage Scouts and hope they come in use on their outdoor adventures.’

Ann Davidson, leader of the 1st Nottage Scouts, said: ‘I’d like to say a big thank you to Specsavers for donating the vests and to Claire for speaking to the group about road safety, which we believe is a crucial message to highlight from a young age.

‘The luminous jackets will ensure that the group stand out on our various expeditions and keep all of our younger people safer.’

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