Specsavers help us stay safe and stay seen

Date: 3rd Jul 2017 Author: Scout Websites

Specsavers Edinburgh North Bridge is helping Girlguiding Edinburgh to stay safe and stay seen when we’re out and about – through their generous donation of one hundred high visibility vests for our use.

The hi-vis vests will be used during Rainbow, Brownie and Guide outings to ensure everyone, but particularly drivers, can spot our girls easily.

Staying safe on the streets

The donation is part of the Specsave’s ongoing commitment to help local children stay safer on the streets by being clearly visible to motorists.

Store director at Specsavers in Edinburgh North Bridge, Jennifer Ballantyne, says: ‘We’re very pleased to have been able to supply the Girlguiding Edinburgh with vests. ‘We are continually looking for ways to give back to the local community and were only too happy to help with the donation.

Huge thank you

Susan Brown, County Commissioner for Girlguiding Edinburgh and leader with the 4th and 4thA Edinburgh Brownies, says: ‘We’d like to thank Specsavers in North Bridge for kindly donating the high visibility vests. ‘They are fantastic and very handy for trips as they make it easy to spot every child in our group. We’ll get loads of use out of them throughout the year.’

The hi-vis vests are stored at Melville Street and available for use for unit trips. Please contact the Girlguiding Edinburgh Office for further details.

Girls take what they do in guiding with them as they grow up. Everything from working in a team, to taking the lead, to speaking out on issues they care about. It helps them develop the skills and confidence to become the young women they want to be. ’