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Specsavers in Leicester sees a way to keep children safe

18 December, 2014
Belgrave Gate store is donating high-vis vests to local children
Alex (back row, left) and Shaesta (back row, right) with headteacher Mrs Bruce (back row, centre) and three pupils sporting high-visibility vests

The team at Specsavers store at Belgrave Gate is helping to ensure local children can be seen clearly this winter by donating high-visibility vests to schools and scouts. 

In-store trainer Alex Davidson and dispenser Shaesta Musani visited Brookside Primary School in Oadby as part of a Road Safety Week initiative. They spoke in assembly about the importance of taking care on the roads and how our eyes play a huge part in staying safe. 

Alex and Shaesta also visited Launde School to donate 100 vests and donated 25 vests to 77th Leicester (Bradgate) Scout Group.
 
Stephen Bell, store director, said: ‘Educating children on how to keep safe and visible on the roads is so important, particularly in the winter when visibility can be limited. It really can save lives.

‘The theme for this year’s Road Safety Week is ‘look out for each other’, so we wanted to give out the hi-vis vests to help promote this and give parents and teachers peace of mind when children are out and about.’

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. 

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