Staff at Specsavers in Bradley Stoke have been donating hundreds of high-visibility vests to nurseries and schools in the area to ensure youngsters can be seen this winter.

Now that the mornings and evenings are darker, it’s more important than ever that children are visible and so far the team has donated 700 hi-vis vests to local youngsters.

‘We’ve been out and about visiting nurseries and schools over the last few weeks and handing out the vests,’ said store director Ed Stanleigh. ‘It’s so important that children can be seen clearly when out walking and hopefully the vests will give parents some peace of mind.

‘We still have some vests left so if you are a Brownie or Scout Group, local school or kids club and are interested in a donation, please do get in touch.’

The stores’ donation forms part of Specsavers’ support – as a co-sponsor – of Road Safety Week (23-29 November). The annual event, which is organised by Brake, is an opportunity to inspire communities to take action on road safety and raise awareness of life-saving messages.

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