The team from Specsavers in St Helens have pledged to do all they can to help keep local school children safe by donating high visibility vests to three primary schools in the town, to mark Road Safety Week.

A trio of schools helped

Children at St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School on Derwent Road, Eccleston Lane Ends Primary School on Albany Avenue and Ashurst Primary School on New Glade Hill were each presented with 50 vests by Hannah Smee, store manager from Specsavers in St Helens.

Aimed at increasing the safety of local children when they are out and about, Specsavers donated the vests as part of its national Road Safety Week initiative.

Increasing the safety of local children

Store director at the Specsavers store in St Helens, Tom Lowry, commented: ‘With the dark mornings and evenings at this time of year, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians, and dusk is particularly hazardous when the children are walking home from school. 

‘We therefore wanted to help increase the safety of children in St Helens and offered the three schools the high visibility vests. As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of the 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.’

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