As part of National Road Safety Week, the St Anne's store has pledged to keep local school children safe by donating high-visibility vests to cub packs in the town.

Keeping the cubs safe

Cubs at Fylde District Scout Headquarters on Heyhouses Lane were presented with 100 vests by Susan Eldred and Julie Crossley from Specsavers in St Anne’s.

The high-visibility vests were donated to the cubs by Specsavers for Road Safety Week. The aim is to increase the safety of local children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Susan comments: ‘At this time of year, when dark mornings and nights combine with winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school.

‘We therefore wanted to help improve the safety of children in St Anne’s and offered the local cub packs the free high-visibility vests.

Free eye tests and glasses

Susan continues: ‘As part of the initiative, we are also raising awareness of the importance of regular eye examinations for children, as well as the free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more serious in the long term.’

Rose Marshall, Assistant District Commissioner for Cubs, says: ‘We were pleased to welcome Specsavers to present children with the high-visibility vests.

‘Anything that helps to educate young people about road safety or make them more visible to other road users is invaluable and we’re sure that the vests will be well used, especially over the winter months to come.’

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