Specsavers Marlborough has shown its support for national charity Brake in its annual road safety awareness drive by donating high-vis vests to St Peter’s C.E.V.C Junior School.
As part of Road Safety Week (17-23 November), the store visited St Peter’s C.E.V.C to make the donation and talk to the children about keeping safe and seen this winter.
‘Child safety is extremely important to us,’ says Paul Shimell, store director at Specsavers Marlborough.
‘During winter, visibility and light can be limited at any time of the day, and with this year’s theme of looking out for each other, which includes making sure children can be seen more clearly, we wanted to support St Peter’s to help spread Brake’s message locally.’
Mrs Caroline Spindlow, head teacher at St Peter’s C.E.V.C Junior School, says: ‘We would like to say a big thank you to Specsavers in Marlborough for the donation. We try to equip as many children as possible with high-vis to help keep them safe when out and about with their teachers. With Specsavers’ donation, we can continue to ensure their safety while spreading a very serious message; to put safety first and be considerate to one another.’
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.