To mark National Road Safety Week (17- 23 November), Specsavers Llandudno worked with local children to raise awareness about road safety by donating high visibility vests to five local primary schools.
50 vests per school
Specsavers in Llandudno donated 50 vests each to four local primary schools: Ysgol Craig y Don, Ysgol San Sior, Ysgol Tudno and Blessed William Davies. The store in Colwyn Bay donated 200 vests to Ysgol Pen-Y-Bryn.
Chloe Hamner, an optical assistant at Specsavers Llandudno, presented the vests to the children at Ysgol Craig y Don, including her younger sister Lilly Hamner.
Dark mornings and nights, combined with wintry weather
Shelley Jones, director at Specsavers Llandudno, comments: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with increasingly wintry weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians. Many children are walking home from school at dusk, which is a particularly hazardous time.
‘With this in mind, we decided to team up with the Llandudno store and spread the message of Road Safety Week while increasing the safety of children in the area by hundreds of high visibility vests to local schools.
‘As part of the initiative, we 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, as early detection can reduce the risk of serious eye problems in the long term.’
To find out more about Road Safety Week visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk.