In an effort to help keep children safe in the dark winter months, the Swansea team has donated 200 high-vis vests across its community.

The Kingsway store staff donated 30 vests to the 7th Swansea St. Michael's Scout Group. They will be used by children between ages of six and 10 years old, who are part of the Beavers and Cub groups.

An additional 80 vests were donated to Cadle Primary School in Blaenymaes and the remaining vests were given to other Swansea-based community groups who visited the store.

‘A great addition’

‘The vests will be used when the Cubs are out walking; they can often be seen in the local parks, Manselton and Cwmbwrla,’ said group scout leader, Andrew Shapton, from the 7th Swansea St. Michael's Scout Group.

‘They are also involved in a variety of outdoor activities where they learn about nature, the community and safety. The Beavers will use the luminous jackets when they learn about road safety, the Green Cross Code and how to read road and crossing signs.

‘Being part of a Scout group involves a lot of community outreach activities, so the vests will be a great addition for us.’

Strong community connections

Tracy Hill, store manager at Specsavers in Swansea, said: ‘We hope the donation of our high-visibility jackets will help keep the young members of our community safe when they are out and about on the roads this winter. It’s a message we’re proud to champion.

‘We’re proud to have really strong connections with our community, so we’re delighted to do something to help keep its children safe.’

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