During National Road Safety Week, Specsavers has pledged to keep local children safe by donating high visibility vests to a local Brownie pack and primary school.

Children at 4th Horsforth Brownies were presented with a box of bright vests by the team at Specsavers in Guiseley, to help keep them safe when out on trips or travelling around locally.

Store director Anjham Akbar also visited Hoyle Court Primary School in Baildon to talk about road safety, and present vests for year 1 children.

The high visibility vests were donated as part of an initiative set up by Specsavers, linked to Road Safety Week, to increase the safety of local children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

A word from the Director

Store director at the Specsavers store in Guiseley, Anjham Akbar, comments: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with the winter weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school.

‘With this in mind we decided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in the area and offered the high visibility vests to the Brownies and a local primary school.

‘As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. It is important to make sure that children have regular eye tests as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.’

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