As part of Road Safety Week (17-23 November), Specsavers Ross-on-Wye has donated 100 high-visibility vests to children in the town to make sure they are seen more clearly this winter. The store gave out vests to; St John’s Playgroup, Walford Primary School, Newent Playschool, Jack in the Box Nursery and The First Bosbury Scout Group.
‘Child safety, particularly in the winter when visibility is limited, is extremely important to us. But it’s also crucial to educate children on, and raise awareness of, road safety and the simple steps they can take in order to stay safe and seen,’ said Lee Thomas, store director at Specsavers in Ross-on-Wye.
Keeping in theme with this year’s Road Safety Week message to look out for each other, which includes making sure children can be seen clearly, we wanted to give out the vests to these local children to help ensure their safety in the town.’
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.