As part of of Road Safety Week (23-29 November), a Morecambe opticians is helping to ensure children are ‘seen and safe’ this winter by donating 75 high visibility vests to a local primary school.
As part of an initiative by Specsavers and charity partner Brake to increase the safety of Morecambe youngsters, Mossgate Primary School pupils have been presented with the vests by Specsavers’ store.
Morecambe Specsavers manager Karen McKeon adds: ‘We’re delighted to be able to donate these vests to Mossgate Primary School and we were very impressed to find that pupils were already well-versed on their road safety.
‘Now that the clocks have gone back, we’re determined to ensure local children are ‘seen and safe’ on dark nights. We hope these bright easily seen vests will help spread the message of the importance of protecting kids, families and everyone else on roads this autumn and winter.
‘As part of this 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.’