An opticians in Watford has helped children stay safe at night by donating high-visibility vests to the local kids’ tennis group West Herts Tennis Club.
Specsavers in Watford, located on 86-88 High Street, gave the vests to 40 children aged five to nine years at the West Herts Tennis Club to promote safety at night in aid of Road Safety Week, an initiative by the charity Brake and sponsored by Specsavers. The store’s manager, Jigna Udani and dispensing optician Tracy Carr also delivered an eyecare talk with some fun, physical exercises incorporated in order to teach the young tennis players the importance of keeping eyes healthy. Store manager, Jigna Udani says: ‘We want to make sure that local children are safe and visible to cars at night as the evenings get darker. ‘We hope our donation will help keep parents’ minds at ease when they’re escorting their children to and from extra-curricular activities such as tennis. ‘Alongside the high-visibility vest donation we wanted to encourage the kids to think and learn about the importance of eyecare. ‘The tennis club students are already doing a wonderful job of staying healthy and so we wanted to encourage them to think about all aspects of health.’ Brake is a national road safety charity which exists to prevent deaths and injuries which happen on roads on a daily basis, through campaigns and other funding. The charity also promotes safe and sustainable road use and effective road safety policies. To book an eye test, visit Specsavers Watford, call 01923 228888 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/watford