Children from Alton Infants School will be safer on school trips and outings thanks to Specsavers' Katie Milburn, store manager who visited the school to donate 30 high-visibility vests to pupils.
Lateef Iqbal, Store Director of Specsavers in Alton says: ‘We’re all very aware of how busy the roads around town can get, so we thought the vests would be extremely useful to pupils and help them stay safe when they’re on school outings.
‘The children seemed thrilled with their new vests and will hopefully get a lot of use out of them.’
Drive Safe campaign
Specsavers has campaigned throughout the past decade to highlight the link between vision and road safety. In addition to its work donating high-visibility vests to schools across the country, Specsavers has toured motor and country shows nationwide, screening drivers’ vision in its Drive Safe campaign trailer.
Free spectacles for children
Eye examinations for children are paid for by the NHS up to the age of 16, or 18 if they are in full-time education. If children need glasses, the NHS contributes towards the cost.
At Specsavers, children are entitled to free spectacles up to £85 and can choose from a wide range of fashionable frames.