Specsavers opticans in Melton Mowbray are helping to ensure children can be seen clearly this winter by donating high-visibility vests to local brownies and nursery schools.
They have donated high visibility vests to First Edith Western Brownies and to Early Years, King Edward, Park Lane and Woodlands nursery schools.
Staff at the Specsavers store planned visits to the nursery schools to coincide with Road Safety Week and to raise awareness of the importance of children being visible on the roads and when out and about this winter.
Marshall Bradley, store director, said, ‘Even though mornings and evenings are getting darker, I’m sure local brownies and children won’t want to stay inside. Hopefully, the high visibility vests will allow them to enjoy the outdoors, whilst keeping them clearly visible and safe.’
Specsavers is a co-sponsor of Road Safety Week and opticians across the country are also donating high-visibility vests to local schools and other community groups as part of an initiative to keep local school children safe when out and about this winter.
Road Safety Week is organised by Brake, the national road safety charity which helps to save lives and support people bereaved by road crashes.