This winter Specsavers in Crompton Place is keen to esnure that children are ‘seen and safe’ and the team recently paid a visit to Lord Street Primary School in Horwich and donated a number of high-visibility vests for school children to wear on the morning and afternoon/evening school run.

The donation is part of an initiative by Specsavers and our charity partner Brake, to increase the safety of local youngsters. Store manager Martin Booth was delighted to meet some of the pupils and staff and hand over the vests.

A word from the store manager

Martin said: 'Like other stores across the region, we are are determined to ensure local children are seen and safe on dark nights. We hope these bright and easily seen vests will help reinforce the importance of protecting kids, families and everyone else on the roads this winter.'

A word from Lord Street primary school

Lord Street Primary School Head Teacher Charli Bryant said: ‘We are delighted with the high visibility vests. Safety is extremely important to the school and these vests are essential when we take the children out on trips.

‘This time of year is quite challenging because it’s darker and visibility is reduced, so ensuring children can be easily seen to road users and cars is vital.’

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