Specsavers at Nailsea welcomed local children’s groups, 1st Backwell Rainbow Guides and 2nd Backwell Brownies into the store this week to receive 30 high vis vests as part of Road Safety Week (17-23 November).
The store hoped the donation will help raise awareness of Brake’s national road safety campaign, which Specsavers is co-sponsor of, while helping the children in the town.
‘During the winter months, when visibility can be extremely limited, it’s important to educate children on, and raise awareness of, road safety,’ says Nic Johns, store director at Specavers in Nailsea.
‘This year’s theme for Road Safety Week is to look out for each other, which includes making sure children can be seen clearly, so we wanted to give out the hi-vis vests to help ensure child safety in the town.
Linda Roylance, Rainbow Guider at 1st Backwell Rainbow Guides, says: ‘We are so grateful for Specsavers Nailsea’s thoughtful donation. The vests will help us to continue the outdoor activities safely during the winter months, while educating the children on the importance of looking out for each other.’
Specsavers is the co-sponsor of Road Safety Week, the UK’s flagship road safety event, which is organised by road safety charity Brake. It’s an opportunity to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting people on bikes and foot as well as raise funds for a worthwhile cause.