Specsavers opticians in Diss have helped a local Guide group stay safe at night by donating high visibility vests to a local school.

Road safety week

The opticians have donated 70 vests to local Rainbows, Brownies and Guides to promote safety at night for Road Safety Week, an initiative by the road safety charity Brake. The store also issued £10 sight test vouchers with the jackets to highlight the importance of regular eye sight testing to parents and to promote safety for all who are using the roads, including drivers.

Visible to cars

Guide leader, Fiona McGregor, said: ‘We’re very grateful for these vests; they will certainly be put to good use. The safety of our group members is a top priority and these vests will allow the children to walk safely in the dark, as well as be visible to cars on outings and group trips.’

Minds at ease

Store director, Paula Rolfe, said: ‘We want to make sure that children are safe and visible at night as winter is fast approaching. Since the clocks have changed and nights have got darker, we hope our donation will help keep parents’ minds at ease when they’re children are out with the group in the evening and using the roads.’

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