Wilkin Chapman Solicitors help brighten dark school walks for 180 primary school children
Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire solicitors, Wilkin Chapman, visited the Horncastle Primary School today to present their head teacher, Andrew Bradshaw, with 180 high visibility vests for pupils. With an office in Horncastle, the solicitors aim to help raise the profile of the dangers of rural roads and improve the safety and visibility of local children by providing high visibility vests to the school.
Wilkin Chapman works in the heart of the community providing a full range of legal services to individuals and businesses in the region. Commenting on the safety initiative, Steve Hennegan, chartered legal executive in the personal injury department, said: “We regularly have to deal incidents that have happened on our roads and in our rural communities. To help avoid these incidents, we wanted to raise awareness locally and provide some resources to aid the safety of the local primary school children.
“Many of these children regularly walk to school and can be vulnerable at this time of year when visibility is often reduced. We hope that these high visibility vests will help the school to keep the children even safer on educational visits and more visible during the coming winter months and dark evenings.”
To coincide with the Horncastle safety initiative, Wilkin Chapman solicitors have launched a ‘Safer Roads’ campaign. The campaign aims to highlight many of the major issues faced by users of our rural roads, and will provide safety tips and links to some great national road safety resources.
Andrew Bradshaw, headteacher at Horncastle Primary School said, “We are really grateful to Wilkin Chapman solicitors for the donation of the high visibility vests. This not only helps to ensure that our children are visible on educational visits, but it will also help us to raise their awareness of the dangers of the roads and to be careful when crossing.”
Claire Parker, branch partner at Horncastle said, “As a long-standing business we are engrained in the community of Horncastle and its surrounds and know the dangers of the area's roads. We have some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, but this also brings with it many risks to a wide range of road users, particularly in the more rural locations. We hope that our awareness campaign will remind people to be vigilant on the roads, take care especially at this time of year and remember to share the roads with others.”