Staff at Specsavers in Chepstow have donated 200 high-visibility vests to seven local primary schools to help make sure children can be seen when they are out walking in the community.

Darker evenings

With the darker evenings drawing in, the store on High Street contacted Dewstow Primary, Castle Park, Archbishop Rowan Williams, Durand Primary, Roget Primary, Ysgol Yiffin and Caldicot Juniors to see if it could donate high-visibility vests to its pupils.

Ceri Mulligan, contact lens dispenser at Specsavers in Chepstow, visited Caldicot Juniors and Ysgol Yiffin to donate the vests and talk to the children about the importance of being safe and seen on the roads, especially during the darker winter months.

‘Being safe and seen’

Ashish Sharma, director at Specsavers Chepstow, said: ‘It was a pleasure to donate the high-visibility vests to our local primary schools. Specsavers is dedicated to championing the 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.’

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