Spec­savers do­nate hi-vis vests

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

A Ruther­glen op­ti­cian has pledged to keep lo­cal chil­dren safer by donat­ing high vis­i­bil­ity vests to a pri­mary school and Scout group.

Pri­mary one pupils at Burgh Pri­mary School, and young­sters in the 113 Cub and Scout group re­ceived vests from Spec­savers in Ruther­glen.

The vests were do­nated as part of an ini­tia­tive set up by Spec­savers, to coin­cide with Road Safety Week at the end of Novem­ber, aimed at in­creas­ing the safety of lo­cal chil­dren when out and about by mak­ing it eas­ier for mo­torists to spot them.

Pupils at Burgh Pri­mary re­ceived 100 vests and the 113 Cub and Scout group were pre­sented with 40.

The young­sters were de­lighted to re­ceive the vests and said a big ‘thank you’ to store staff.

Store di­rec­tor Peter Beaton said: “At this time of year with the dark morn­ings and nights, com­bined with the win­ter weather, it can be dif­fi­cult for mo­torists to see pedes­tri­ans, and dusk is par­tic­u­larly hazardous when the chil­dren are walk­ing home from school.

“With this in mind we de­cided that, as part of Road Safety Week, we wanted to help in­crease the safety of chil­dren in Ruther­glen and we were de­lighted to present the vests to the young­sters.”

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