As part of Road Safety Week (17-23 November), the team at Specsavers Hereford welcomed First Holmer (Hereford) Scout Group representatives into the store this Tuesday (18 November) to receive a donation of high vis.
The store is hoping to promote child safety in the town and help raise awareness of Brake’s national road safety campaign.
‘During the winter months, when visibility can be extremely limited, it’s important to educate children on, and raise awareness of, road safety,’ said Nialle Smith, store director at Specavers in Hereford.
‘This year’s theme for Road Safety Week is to look out for each other, which includes making sure children can be seen clearly, so we wanted to give out the hi-vis vests to help ensure child safety in the town.
‘We still have some vests left, and will be giving these to any child who comes in for an eye examination during the winter period*, giving parents a great opportunity to look out for their child’s eyes as well as safety.’
Victoria Duggin, 1st Holmer (Hereford) Scout Group, said: ‘Thank you Specsavers Hereford for your thoughtful donation. The 30 vests will help us to continue the outdoor activities safely during the winter months, while educating the children on the importance of looking out for each other.’
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.
*while stocks last