During National Road Safety Week, Specsavers has pledged to keep local children safe by donating high visibility vests to a nursery.

Children at Mylnhurst Nursery were presented with a box of bright vests by the team at Specsavers in Hillsborough to help keep them safe when out on trips or travelling to and from nursery.

The high visibility vests were donated to the nursery as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers, linked to Road Safety Week, to increase the safety of local children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

A word from the Director 

Store director at the Specsavers store in Hillsborough, Gary Bamford, comments: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school.

‘With this in mind we decided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in Hillsborough and offered Mylnhurst Nursery the high visibility vests.

‘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. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’

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