The team at Specsavers, 19 North Walk, Yate, welcomed local Scouts, Cubs and Beavers into the store on Monday (17 November) to receive the vests and raise awareness of Brake’s national campaign, Road Safety Week (17-23 November). The store hoped to promote child safety in the town by donating the vests.
‘Child safety, particularly in the winter when visibility is limited, is extremely important to us. But it’s also crucial to educate children on, and raise awareness of, road safety and the simple steps they can take in order to stay safe and seen,’ says Jane Morgan, store director in Yate.
‘Keeping in theme with this year’s Road Safety Week message to look out for each other, which includes making sure children can be seen clearly, we wanted to give out the hi-vis vests to these local children to help ensure their safety in the town.
‘We still have some vests left, so be sure to pop by the store and collect one for your child while stocks last.’
Maria-Patricia Hudd, cub leader at 1st Abbotswood, Yate, said: ‘We couldn’t be happier with the donation. Not only has it helped to educate the children on the importance of safety, but it has helped us to continue to run evening activities throughout the winter. Thank you Specsavers Yate for your donation.’
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.