The Accrington team has donated high-visibility vests to a local primary school to help children stay safe when crossing roads this winter.

Specsavers on Cornhill donated 32 vests to the Year 1 class at Hippings Methodist Primary School, while Dispensing Optician Adele Dixon talked to children about the important of road safety.

Winter safety

Suzanne George, store director of Accrington Specsavers, said: ‘In the dark early winter nights, we are determined to ensure local children are ‘seen and safe’.

‘The Specsavers high-vis vests are very popular every year and we’re thrilled to donate them to local kids.

‘When children are walking to or from school in the dark, it can be difficult for motorists to see them. Dusk is a particularly hazardous time of day so we’re determined to do what we can to help.

‘We hope these bright, easily seen vests will help spread the message of the importance of protecting kids, families and everyone else on roads this winter.’

Safe and seen

Hippings Methodist Primary School head teacher, Tracey Westwell, said: ‘We are very grateful for the high vis vests as the whole class now have one each. Previously we only had a handful and this now means the children are safe and seen when they out.’

The store is also set to donate a number of vests to the local 8th Rossendale Brownies as part of its annual safety campaign.

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