Children in Epsom received 130 high-visibility vests to keep them safe on the roads as the nights grow darker this winter, thanks to the local Specsavers store.

National Road Safety Week

Optical experts at Specsavers Epsom gave the vests to 130 children at St Clement's Catholic School and Jelly Beans Nursery to promote safety at night ahead of Road Safety Week on 17-23 November, an initiative by the charity Brake, which is sponsored by Specsavers.

Winter is fast approaching

Glen MacGregor, store director at Specsavers in Epsom, 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 escorting their children to and from school.’

Promoting safe road use

Brake is a national road safety charity which runs campaigns and other fundraising initiatives to prevent deaths and injuries which happen on roads on a daily basis. The charity also promotes safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies.

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