Specsavers in Swadlincote wants to help ensure school children can be seen clearly when walking to and from school by donating high-visibility vests.
Specsavers wants you!
The Swadlincote store has 200 vests to give away and is appealing to local school pupils and teachers to nominate their schools to receive a donation of vests.
Raj Patel, store director, said: ‘Fewer children are walking to school these days and one of the reasons is because parents don’t feel it’s safe enough.
‘With the dark mornings and the nights drawing in, now is really the time to think about making the walk to school, and school outings, safer. We hope that local schools take us up on the offer to receive these vests.’
How schools can get involved
Schools in need of high-visibility vests can simply write to Raj Patel at 26 High Street, Swadlincote, DE11 8HY explaining in no more than 100 words why they are in need of a donation. Those schools with the most nominations will receive a number of vests each. Deadline for nominations is Friday 31 October.
Road Safety Week
This activity forms part of Specsavers support, as a co-sponsor, of Road Safety Week (17-23 November). Specsavers stores across the country are also donating high-visibility vests to local schools as part of an initiative to keep local school children safe when out and about this winter.
Road Safety Week is organised by Brake, the national road safety charity which helps to save lives and support people bereaved by road crashes. See www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk for more information.