Children from schools across Haverhill will be safer on school trips and outings thanks to a local opticians.
Raju Fynn, store director at Specsavers Haverhill,in High Street, recently visited Clements, Coupals and Westfield primary schools to donate high-visibility vests.
The visits proved so successful that the local police requested a number of vests to use when they organise trips with school children.
Raju says: ‘We’re all very aware of how busy the roads around town can get, so we thought the vests would be extremely useful to help pupils stay safe when they’re out and about.”
Specsavers has campaigned throughout the past decade to highlight the link between vision and road safety.
In addition to its work donating hi-vis vests to schools across the country, Specsavers has toured motor and country shows nationwide, screening drivers’ vision in its Drive Safe campaign trailer.
Eye examinations for children are paid for by the NHS up to the age of 16, or 18 if they are in full-time education. If children need glasses, the NHS contributes towards the cost. At Specsavers, qualify for one pair of specs free from the NHS and a second free pair from Specsavers free of charge. To view the full range of children’s spectacles visit www.specsavers.co.uk.