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Honiton Scouts Get Hi-Vis Vests

High visibility clothing isn’t just for use on construction sites and by cyclists, with more and more children donning high visibility clothing to keep them safe when they’re out and about.

The Honiton Scout Group is one of the latest organisations to benefit from a generous donation of high-vis attire, with the local Specsavers store providing 100 high visibility vests to the group, the Midweek Herald reported.

As well as helping make the children more visible, the high-vis clothing plays another important role, according to group scout leader Helen Turner.

She told the newspaper: “The jackets will help the children be seen when we take them out and about and raise awareness of road safety.”

Ms Turner added that the group was “overjoyed” when their local Specsavers branch offered to donate the jackets to them.

The store explained that it’s part of its work to support efforts by road safety charity Brake to help more schools and organisations promote life-saving measures.

Last year, one businessman in Bournemouth set up a scheme to provide high-vis jackets to children in the local area after a five-year-old boy was tragically killed while walking home from school.

The Bournemouth Echo recently revealed that what started as a local initiative is going national, with Mike Trimby explaining that he’s been able to send out over 4,000 high-vis vests thanks to support from the local community and other organisations.

You can find out more about the initiative and how it’s progressing by searching for #kidsinvis. AFC Bournemouth, the Rotary Club of Westbourne, Dorset Police and the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are all supporting the scheme. 

Written by Ad Rank One at 01/02/2018

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