This National Road Safety Week, the Wilmslow store set its sights on raising awareness about road safety among local children by donating high visibility vests to a Girl Guide group and a primary school. 

Making it easier for motorists to spot children

Children at Wilmslow Grange Primary School were presented with 80 vests by Chris Haygarth, store director at Specsavers in Wilmslow town centre. The vests will help increase the safety of local children when out and about by making it easier for motorists to spot them.

Chris commented: ‘At this time of year with the dark mornings and nights, combined with increasingly wintry weather, it can be difficult for motorists to see pedestrians. Many children are walking home from school at dusk, which is a particularly hazardous time.

‘With this in mind, we decided to spread the message of Road Safety Week while increasing the safety of children in Wilmslow and the surrounding areas by donating 100 high visibility vests to Wilmslow Grange and the Girl Guides.’

Christmas light switch on

Specsavers Wilmslow donated 20 vests to the Guides, who wore them while taking part in Wilmslow’s Christmas light switch on, ensuring their safety throughout the event.

Chris continued: ‘As part of the initiative, we are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds. Regular eye tests are important, as early detection can reduce the risk of serious eye problems in the long term.’

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