Members of a local Brownie pack will be seen more clearly on the roads thanks to a generous donation of high-visibility vests from a local opticians.

Importance of road safety 

Specsavers at 22 King Street, Stroud handed over 32 vests to children belonging to the 3rd Stroud Brownie Pack yesterday. The vests will help ensure that the girls are seen more clearly when walking to and from Brownie meetings, as well as out and about on trips with the group. 

‘The safety of local children is really important to us and we’re delighted that the Brownies are accepting the vests,’ said Rizwan Choonara, store director. ‘With the darker mornings and evenings, it’s even more important that children can be seen and hopefully the vests will help do this.’

Brownie leader, Claire Gibbons, said: ‘We're grateful for the donation of the high-vis vests from Specsavers. It will enable us to provide more opportunities for the Brownies to take part in activities outside in the darker months of the year, staying visible and safe at the same time.’

Specsavers supports road safety charity, Brake, to inspire communities to take action on road safety and raise awareness of life-saving messages.

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