Woolwich eyecare experts are looking out for kids in the borough by championing road safety.

The team from Specsavers in Powis Street has donated supplies of high visibility vests to pupils of Heronsgate Primary School to help promote safe road use and good visibility over the winter months. Children visiting the store in the coming days will also be gifted a high visibility vest as part of the initiative.

A word from the store director

Randip Wilkhu, store director at Specsavers in Woolwich, said: ‘Now that the nights are drawing in, we want to make sure that our young people are travelling to and from school and after-school clubs in safety.

‘A simple high visibility vest increases the likelihood of them being spotted by motorists and cyclists in poor lighting conditions. The pupils of Heronsgate Primary are wonderful ambassadors of this campaign and are already sporting their vests with pride.’

‘Why not pop into store and get your little ones kitted out for winter.’

More about the campaign 

The initiative was launched in conjunction with Road Safety Week (23-29 November), an annual awareness drive from the charity Brake and co-sponsored by Specsavers.

Brake is a national road safety charity which exists to prevent deaths and injury on roads, through campaigns and other funding. The charity also promotes safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies.

Pick up a high visibility vest for your little one at Specsavers in Woolwich while stocks last. 

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