Sudbury has made a special donation to a local Scout group in an effort to highlight the importance of road safety.
The store donated 60 high-visibility vests to children at 1st Acton & Waldingfield Scouts to raise awareness of Specsavers’ charity partner Brake, which works with communities to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries.
Lynette Copeland, store director at Specsavers Sudbury says: ‘Although the nights are getting brighter, it’s important that young people are visible and we want to ensure that children – and their parents – feel safe when they’re out and about at all times.
‘By raising awareness of Brake and by offering the children these vests, we hope that they take extra care on trips and excursions.’
When asked about the difference the donation makes to the club, 1st Acton & Waldingfield Scout leader, Clifford Dark says: ‘When working with children, having fun is always important but their safety is the number one priority, so receiving equipment to help us with this is always greatly received, and the kids love them!
‘Most of all, it’s great to see that Specsavers is investing in the community’s interests and needs both in and outside of the workplace.’
Brake is a national road safety charity which exists to prevent deaths and injuries that occur on roads on a daily basis, through campaigns and other funding. The charity also promotes safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies.