This national Road Safety Week, staff at Specsavers in Cleveleys have pledged to keep local children safe by donating high visibility vests to Rainbows and Brownies groups in the area.

Ensuring childrens' safety

Children from local Cleveleys Brownies and Rainbows groups were presented with the invaluable vests by store manager at Specsavers in Cleveleys, Clare Wilkie and optical assistant, Mel Lang, to ensure they're as safe as possible when out and about in the community. 

Donated as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers for Road Safety Week, the team is aiming to increase the safety of local children by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Helping motorists to spot children

Store director at the Specsavers store in Cleveleys, Craig McGill, commented: ‘At this time of year, when dark mornings and nights combine with wintry weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, particularly at dusk when the children are walking home from school.

‘Understanding this, we wanted to do all we could to help increase the safety of children in Cleveleys this Road Safety Week, and were delighted to donate the high visibility vests.

‘As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’

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