Specsavers in Halesowen is focusing on children’s safety this winter by donating a bundle of high-visibility vests to a local primary school.

Children at Timbertree Academy have received 100 hi-vis vests from the store, forming part of an initiative headed by road safety charity, Brake. The vests will be used by children across the school, helping them to stay safe as they make their way to and from school this winter.

‘We’re really proud to have made this donation to Timbertree as part of Road Safety Week,’ said Shahid Parvez, store director. ‘The school encourages children to walk to school if they can, which obviously helps their fitness and health as well as their concentration in lessons. These vests will help to keep youngsters visible and safe on their journey to school, especially during the darker winter months.’

Victoria Billingham, from Timbertree Academy, said: ‘It’s wonderful that Specsavers has generously made this donation for our pupils. Many of our children use the ‘walking bus’ to get to school and these vests will help us to ensure children are visible to drivers, helping them to stay safe when near the roads.’

As a co-sponsor of Road Safety Week (23-29 November) – the annual event organised by Brake – Specsavers is equipping youngsters with high-visibility vests and raising awareness of life-saving road safety messages.

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