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Youngsters encouraged to focus on safety

13 December, 2017
Specsavers in East Kilbride donation high vis vests to an after-school club to mark Road Safety Week
Children at Happy Days Out of School Care try on the vests

The East Kilbride opticians has pledged to help youngsters stay safer on darker afternoons and evenings by donating high-visibility vests to Happy Days Out of School Care.

Helping youngsters stay safer

Specsavers in East Kilbride donated 100 vests to the after-school club as well as ten adult vests for its staff. The store donated the vests to mark Road Safety Week (20 – 26 November).

Happy Days collects children from 15 primary schools across East Kilbride and the vests will be used to help keep them safe while walking to the club.

Shirley-Ann Kennedy, store director at Specsavers in East Kilbride, said: ‘At this time of year, it can be very difficult for drivers to see pedestrians, and dusk is a particularly hazardous time as many youngsters may be walking home from school.

‘Helping to increase the safety of local children is so important and we’re pleased that we have been able to donate the vests to benefit pupils travelling to the after school club.’

Handy for day trips

Lisa Crawford, manager at Happy Days Out of School Care, added: ‘We are delighted with the vest donation from Specsavers. As well as being great for our staff to use when they collect children from our local schools, they’ll definitely come in handy for our day trips.

‘The club is open during school holidays and we regularly take the children on days out. The vests will help to ensure our group is easily identifiable.’

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