Specsavers in Telford is making sure children can be seen when they are out and about by donating high-visibility vests to local community groups.
Specsavers in Telford has donated 100 of the bright vests to the Cosford and Albrighton Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.
With vests still available, the store is now appealing for more local groups to come forward and tell them why they deserve some vests. All nominations should be in writing (in no more than 100 words) and marked for the attention of Zoe Witham then dropped into store.
Retail Manager for Specsavers in Telford, Gareth Dobson, said: ‘Fewer children are walking to school these days and one of the reasons is because parents don’t feel it’s safe enough.’
Store Manager, Elina Duba, said: ‘With the dark mornings and long evenings, we need to think about making the walk to school, and school outings, safer. We hope that local community groups take us up on the offer to receive these vests.’
This activity forms part of Specsavers’ support, as a co-sponsor, of Road Safety Week (November 2014). Road Safety Week is organised by Brake, the national road safety charity which helps to save lives and support people bereaved by road crashes. Specsavers stores across the country have donated high-visibility vests to local schools as part of an initiative to keep local school children safe when out and about.