Children in Southend will be safer during the dark winter nights thanks to a local opticians.

Road safety week

The Specsavers Southend store, located at 82A High Street, have donated high visibility jackets to children from local schools to support Road Safety Week and keep the children safe during group outings and trips.

Raise awareness

Specsavers in Southend have been working hard to raise awareness of road safety among the children and make sure they are visible when using the roads. The store have donated vests to local primary school Sacred Heart Primary to keep the pupils safe during excursions and during their walks to and from school. Jackets were also given to children from Hamstel Primary and Milton Hall Primary School.

Great opportunity

Specsavers Southend store director, Stephen Kirby, says: ‘Road Safety Week is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness among the community of the importance of road safety and vital role eyesight plays in staying safe.


‘There are hundreds of tragedies taking place every year on the roads and we are proud to be able to do our bit to reduce these numbers and keep the children of Southend safe around road traffic.’


Sacred Heart Primary School Headteacher, Sally Nutman, says: ‘We are very grateful to Specsavers for their donation. The children love their new jackets and they will be safe now when we are out on school trips and outings.’

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