Staff at Specsavers Opticians in Barry have donated 250 high-visibility vests to three local youth groups to help make sure children can be seen when they are out walking in the community.

Safe and seen

The store donated the vests to the 6th Barry Beavers, 11th Barry Beavers and Beddau Rugby Football Club.

When giving the vests to 6th Barry Beavers, Specsavers staff spoke to members of the youth group about the importance of being safe and seen on the roads, especially during the darker winter months.

Road safety message

Jamie Pullen, director of Specsavers in Barry, said: ‘It was a pleasure to donate the high-visibility vests to the three local groups. Specsavers is dedicated to championing the important message of being safe and seen on the roads, especially for younger children who may not be aware of just how dangerous our roads can be.

‘The vests are a fun way to educate children about the road safety message as well as making them more visible to drivers when they are out walking.’

Janet Davies, leader of the 6th Barry Beavers, said: ‘I’d like to say a big thank you to Specsavers in Barry for donating the high-visibility vests to our group.

‘They certainly make the children stand-out and help make drivers more aware of the young pedestrians on the roads. We can use them throughout the year on expeditions, but they will be particularly useful in the darker winter evenings for our Beavers.’

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