A Galashiels opticians has donated over 80 high visibility vests to three local groups - the Rainbow, Cubs and Beaver clubs.

Store director at Specsavers in Galashiels, Stuart Forrester, said: ‘We’re very pleased to have been able to supply the local clubs with vests. Despite the better weather starting and the mornings and nights getting brighter, it is still extremely important for youngsters to stand out.

‘We look forward to seeing the children sporting their vests around the town and helping them stay safe all year round.’

Safety first

The donation is part of Specsavers Galashiels ongoing commitment to help local children stay safer on the streets by being clearly visible to motorists.

The vests will be used by all the clubs when doing outdoor activities and going on trips.

Rainbow group leader Ellen Halliday is very grateful for the gift: ‘We are over the moon at the donation of high vis vests. It’s a privilege to work with such a fantastic company who pride themselves on community work. Thank you so much to Specsavers for helping keep our girls safe’.

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