Vests keep Bognor children safe

Pupils at Rose Green Infant School wearing their donated vests
Pupils at Rose Green Infant School wearing their donated vests

AN OPTICIAN in Bognor Regis has helped children to stay safe this winter.

Staff from Specsavers, of London Road, visited Rose Green Infant School to donate 200 high-visibility vests to the pupils.

The donation was to raise awareness of next week’s national road safety week, an initiative by Specsavers’ charity partner Brake.

Eye tests were also carried out for the children.

Jonathan West, the store director at Specsavers Bognor Regis, was among those who went along to the school in Hawkins Close.

He said: “Now that the clocks have changed and the nights are getting darker, we want to ensure that children – and their parents – feel safe when they’re out and about over the next few months.

“By raising awareness during road safety week and by offering the children these vests, we hope that they take extra care on trips and excursions.”

Brake is a national road safety charity which exists – through campaigns and other funding – to prevent deaths and injuries which happen on roads on a daily basis.

The charity also promotes safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies.