Putting children’s safety in the spotlight
Children in Bloxwich will be seen more clearly this winter thanks to a donation of high-visibility vests to mark Road Safety Week.
Specsavers in Bloxwich, donated high-visibility vests to ensure the children are seen when out and about. The store gave out vests to; All Saints Bloxwich Brownies, St John’s Brownies, Elmore Green Primary School, St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Bloxwich Church of England Primary School, Sandbank Nursery, Blakenhall Heath Junior School.
The team will also be giving out vests to all children under the age of 16, when they come into store to pick up their glasses - subject to availability.
‘Keeping in theme with this year’s Road Safety Week message we wanted to give out the hi-vis vests to local children to help ensure their safety in the town,’ said Jagroop Uppal, store director at Specsavers in Bloxwich.
‘We’re also currently offering free eye examinations and would encourage anyone that’s not had an eye examination in the last two years to pay us a visit. Good vision is vital - you could be putting yourself and others at risk if you drive with poor eyesight.’
Elaine Bolton, St John’s Brownies, added; ‘We would like to say a big thank you to Specsavers in Bloxwich for the donation. As an active group, the vests will certainly come in useful when we do any outdoor adventures or trips, helping to ensure the children remain safe and seen this winter.’
Specsavers is the co-sponsor of Road Safety Week, the UK’s flagship road safety event, which is organised by road safety charity Brake. It’s an opportunity to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting people on bikes and foot as well as raise funds for a worthwhile cause.