Fareham youngsters get reflective about safety

STAYING SAFE Owen Matthews, left, firefighter Simon Kneller, PCSO Ann Adams, Bethanie Matthews and Sharon Noble at Asda in Fareham
STAYING SAFE Owen Matthews, left, firefighter Simon Kneller, PCSO Ann Adams, Bethanie Matthews and Sharon Noble at Asda in Fareham

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CHILDREN in Fareham will be safer on their walk home from school this winter, thanks to a donation from a supermarket.

Asda in Newgate Lane hosted a safety event which saw representatives from Fareham Police Station and Fareham Fire Station join store staff to offer safety advice for residents during the winter months.

Hundreds of reflective disks were handed out to families.

The disks can be worn on children’s jackets to help them appear more visible on the walk home from school.

More than 400 discs were given out to ensure that everyone stays safe now that darkness falls earlier as a result of the clocks going back.

Mike Stafford, general store manager at Asda in Fareham, said: ‘It is important to us to make sure that local children are kept safe during the bonfire season and throughout the winter nights.

‘The children were so excited to meet local police and firemen and some of them got a chance to sit in the fire engine.

‘By providing these reflective discs we hope to make the children more visible when they’re walking home from school and also help to put parents’ minds at rest.’