The Ballymena Specsavers team has donated 120 hi-visibility vests to two local schools to help young children in the Ballymena area be seen better on the roads.

Store director, Jackie Douglas, said, “To be safe as a road user and as a pedestrian you have to be seen and this applies particularly to children as they make their way to and from school.  With the clocks changing now it is especially important that all pedestrians take precautions and wear high visibility clothing when out and about in the dark.”

Local primary schools benefiting from the donation included St John’s Primary School in Carnlough and Ballykeel Primary School.

Jackie added, “It’s also important for drivers to make sure their vision is up to scratch before getting behind the wheel.  Specsavers opticians recommend that everyone should have their eyes examined every two years.”

Stephen Lynn, Specsavers, Ballymena presents the hi vis vests to Ballykeel Primary School principal Mrs S Sheeran and P6 pupils Matthew Mitchell, Amy Holmes and Jenna Dowds.


Lisa O’Kane (right), Specsavers, Ballymena hands over the hi vis vests to St John’s Primary School principal Mary Haughey and School Council pupils.

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