Specsavers in Airdrie have delivered free high visibility vests to a local school and promoted a safety message to the wider community.

Janice Dornan and Laura Mullet from the Airdrie store visited Clarkston Primary with 30 reflective tops for Miss Stein’s primary 2 class. They informed the children about looking after their eyes and the best ways to be seen and stay safe while out and about this winter.

Specsavers stores across the country are donating reflective tops as part of their initiative to promote a road safety message and increase the visibility of children on their way to and from school, making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Special visitor

Santa’s new and improved modern sleigh also visited the Airdrie store in time for the Christmas light switch on in the town. During his visit on a ‘magic bike’, the store team donated a further 80 high visibility vests to children while taking collections for Yorkhill Children’s Trust.

A Christmas card design competition is also well under way at the Graham Street store. Youngsters can submit their design to their local opticians anytime ahead of the closing date of 19 December 2015. The prize up for grabs from each store is a bumper bucket of popcorn and a family ticket to be redeemed at Vue Cinema.

Andrew McGonagle, store director at Specsavers Airdrie said ‘Promoting a road safety message of ‘see to be seen’ to kids is important to us and it is great that we are able to donate these vests and help youngsters stand out.

’We thoroughly enjoyed the arrival of Santa’s sleigh to Airdrie and were delighted to see so many visitors to the stores over the weekend.’

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