Specsavers in Rutherglen is helping youngsters to stay safer when out and about during the darker afternoons and evenings by donating high visibility vests to local school pupils.

Pupils at Indigo Nursery and Out of School Care as well as at Castleton Primary School – both based in Castlemilk – received vests from the Specsavers store in Stonelaw Road.

Safety first

Deputy store manager Jade Eaglesham visited the youngsters to deliver the vests, and while she was there, she spoke about the importance of being visible to drivers, and attending regular eye health checks to make sure eyes are in tip top condition for seeing well in darker conditions. 

The vests are designed to increase the safety of local children when they are out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

A word from the store director

Specsavers Rutherglen store director Peter Beaton said: ‘As the afternoons get increasingly darker, it can be very difficult for drivers to see pedestrians – and dusk is a particularly difficult time as many youngsters are walking home from school.

‘We’re so pleased that we’ve been able to donate the vests to help children stay safe.’

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