Specsavers in Brownhills is helping to ensure children can be seen clearly this winter by donating high-visibility vests to local schools.
Staff from the store visited Millfield Primary School and Brownhills West Primary School to coincide with Road Safety Week (17 - 23 November). Monica Brocklebank, Heather Witton, Sue Love and Mariam Iqbal from Specsavers distributed 25 vests to each school and gave a safety talk to the children about the importance of being visible on the roads when out and about.
‘The children were all very eager to answer questions about visibility and safety and were very enthusiastic about trying on their new jackets!’ said Monica, retail director.
‘With the dark mornings and the nights drawing in, now really is the time to think about children’s safety. It’s great that we’re able to help young children be seen on the streets when walking to and from school. We hope that it will give parents and teachers peace of mind.’
Specsavers is a co-sponsor of Road Safety Week, the UK’s flagship road safety event organised by Brake. Specsavers stores across the country are also donating high-visibility vests to local schools and other community groups as part of an initiative to keep school children safe when out and about this winter.