The Falmouth opticians have donated high visibility vests to local groups to help children stay safe near the roads.
Specsavers donated vests to a variety of groups including guides, brownies, rainbows and sea scouts to promote safety at night. The initiative, by the charity Brake was undertaken during Road Safety Week.
Assistant Cub Scout Leader at the 4th Falmouth Scout Group, Alison D’Bue said: ‘We’re extremely grateful for these vests, they will be getting a lot of use.
‘The safety of our young people is one of our top priorities. We’re out and about a lot and these vests will allow our young people to walk safely in the dark, as well as be visible to vehicles when we’re out walking during the day too. Within a couple of days of collecting the vests we used them when we walked to the local swimming pool as one of our Sleepover weekend activities. As an added bonus, we received them while we were working towards our Safety Badges which reinforced the ‘Be Safe Be Seen’ message which we had been discussing'
Safe and visible
Store director Paul McGrane 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 about. It was fantastic to meet all the kids, especially as it’s vital to learn how important it is to be visible on the roads from a young age.’
Brake is a national road safety charity which exists to prevent deaths and injuries which happen on roads on a daily basis, through campaigns and other funding. The charity also promotes safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies.