The team at Specsavers in Boscombe recently joined forces with young recruits from St Clements and Bethany School to raise money for Road Safety Week in November.
Supporting charity, Brake
The important message of road safety - being seen and having good vision behind the wheel- was conveyed at the town’s annual Christmas light switch-on. Colleagues from Specsavers and their young Christmas helpers lit up the high street by wearing hi-vis vests, illuminous wrist bands and carried glow sticks to raise awareness of the importance of being clearly seen during the dark winter evenings.
Offering gifts to the community
Together, the team also handed out 180 goody bags and were joined by Bournemouth Borough Council who also supported the initiative.
Brake is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on road.
Andreas Booth, store director at Specsavers in Boscombe, says: ‘Safety on the roads is so important. We welcome the great work that Brake does throughout the country and I’m delighted the team and our young recruits from St Clements and Bethany School could help raise awareness of this important issue that affects us all.’
The community celebrated the annual Christmas lights switch on with a swing band, Christmas songs and juggling performances from members of the Steamship circus.