A Sleaford opticians is championing road safety in the community by donating high visibility vests to local schools, to help ensure pupils are seen during the winter months.

Specsavers in Sleaford has been busy donating more than 200 high visibility vests to children’s clubs and groups in the local area.

Members of staff visited the Sleaford Striders junior running club, which the store sponsors, to donate 46 vests to youngsters to ensure they are seen during training sessions. They also attended the Kidzone Nursery at RAF Cranwell, where they donated 24 vests to the children who will use them for visits, walk outs and when they are on the before and after school transport.

The remaining vests were split between local Scouts and Girl Guides groups, including the Heckington Girl Guides, the 6th Sleaford Methodist Brownies and the 3rd Sleaford (St Deny's) Scouts.

A word from the store director

‘With reduced daylight hours, it’s more important than ever to do all that we can to help educate young people about road safety and to make them more visible, especially to drivers,’ said Specsavers Sleaford store director Bijal Ladva.

‘Hopefully these high visibility vests will help children be seen while out and about during their school or club activities.’

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