Oulton Broad children staying safe

Members of the Third Oulton Rainbows, Brownies and Guides Group showing their delight after receivin

Members of the Third Oulton Rainbows, Brownies and Guides Group showing their delight after receiving their safety vests from Observatory the Opticians. - Credit: Archant

STAYING SAFE: More children will be safer when taking part in outside activities thanks to an ongoing campaign by a Southwold based opticians.

Observatory the Opticians, which also has practices in Beccles and Ipswich, has already donated hundreds of the vests to young children as part of the safety campaign.

Now, the company has donated another 100 vests to the Third Oulton Rainbows, Brownies and Guides group.

Brown Owl Pat Whittaker, said: 'The girls are delighted to have received their high visibility vests and we are extremely grateful to Observatory the Opticians for the donation.

'We take the health and safety of our girls very seriously and this donation will make our job as leaders just a little easier.'

Observatory the Opticians has donated high visibility vests to more than 20 schools, community groups and pre-school nurseries including those in Lowestoft, Beccles, Southwold, Ipswich, Haverhill and Sudbury.

Jacqui Sayer, practice manager at Observatory the Opticians, said: 'We are delighted to have donated even more of these vests to children. We hope our campaign will help the children to remain safe when facing potential dangers when taking part in outdoor activities.'

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Ms Whittaker added: 'The vests will be used when we go out on walks and other outside activities. We will also use the vests when teaching girls road safety for their Road Safety Badge.'

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