As part of Specsavers’ national sponsorship of Brake’s annual initiative, Road Safety Week (17-23 November), Specsavers at Cribbs Causeway handed over hundreds of high visibility vests to Callicroft Primary School, Patchway on Monday 1 December. The donation will help ensure the pupils can stay safe and be seen during the winter months. 

Gaurav Patel, store director at Cribbs Causeway, said: ‘During the winter months, when the evenings are darker and visibility can be limited, it’s more important than ever that we do everything we can to ensure children are seen more clearly. Hopefully, the vests will give teachers and parents some peace of mind, while reaffirming the importance of road safety and looking out for each other.’

Miss Sharon Bishop, deputy head teacher at Callicroft Primary School, said: ‘Many thanks to Specsavers Cribbs for our fantastic new high visibility jackets. Road Safety is very important when we are out and about with the children and these will help us to remind them to look out for one another and to stay safe and be seen.’

Specsavers is the co-sponsor of Road Safety Week, the UK’s flagship road safety event, which is organised by charity Brake. It’s an opportunity to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting people on bikes and foot as well as raise funds for a worthwhile cause. 

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