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High-vis vests keep Helston children safe

18 December, 2017
Specsavers Helston donated high visibility vests to local school children and staff
St Michael's school pupils eye up Road Safety in their new high visibility vests

St. Michael’s primary school and the Lizard C.H.I.L.D Trust nursery children have road safety in their sights following a donation of high-visibility vests from Specsavers Helston.

A word from the director

Paul McGrane, Specsavers Helston store director, said: ‘We’re keen to support the local community in any way we can. What better way to highlight road safety than ensuring local children and teachers are safe when they’re out and about.

‘We were delighted to give just a little bit of help and provide some high visibility vests.’

Road Safety Week

Specsavers Helston donated the vests as part of Road Safety Week, the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity.

The week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life saving measures.

The year’s theme for Road Safety Week was Speed Down Save Lives, focusing on the dangers of driving too fast. The campaign also promotes the importance of 20mph speed limit in built up areas.

A thanks from the school

Head of school at St Michaels, Mrs Claire Johnson, said: ‘When Specsavers in Helston contacted us with the offer of free high visibility jackets for the school, we were overjoyed.

'Now that the evenings are dark, the jackets will help children be safe and be seen when we take them out into the school grounds and further afield.’

To request high visibility vests for your school please contact Specsavers Helston or Specsavers Falmouth.

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