Specsavers in Stourbridge has championed road safety in the community by donating 50 high visibility vests to a local scouts group.

Youngsters from the Wollescote Scout Group were presented with the vests by the store with the aim of helping the children stay safe when they are out and about, walking to and from the club or on other trips.

The donation is part of the store’s ongoing commitment to help local children stay safer on the streets.

A word from the store director

Store director, Jason Bridgwater, said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to donate these high visibility vests to one of our local scouts groups. Anything that helps to educate young people about road safety or to make them more visible, especially to drivers, is invaluable.’

Kind donation

Kay White, Group Scout Leader of Wollescote Scout Group, commented: ‘We’d like to say a big thank you to Specsavers in Stourbridge for this kind donation. The safety of our scouts is a top priority, and the high visibility vests will make sure that every child stands out, particularly now that the nights are drawing in.

‘Our scouts were very excited to receive the vests and are looking forward to having the opportunity to wear them. I know that they will get a lot of use throughout the year, especially during the winter months.’

Jason added: ‘We’re continually looking for ways to give back to our local community and supplying the vests is a fantastic opportunity to support local groups and clubs in the area, as well as help spread the road safety message.’

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