Miller Homes, with its regional head office in Wakefield, has donated hi-vis vests to Rooks Nest Academy in the city to reinforce the Road Safety Week message and to enable older children, who perhaps walk home from school, to be more visible as the darker nights arrive .
“Health and Safety is a huge part of our culture and we felt that Road Safety Week was an important message to re-enforce in the local community which we are proud to be part of,” said Debbie Whittingham, Sales Director, Miller Homes Yorkshire. “The donation of the vests will help to raise overall awareness of how the children can be safer on and around our roads.”
National Road Safety Week is organised by road safety charity Brake, and this year’s event takes place between 15th and 21st November 2021. The theme on this occasion is ‘Road Safety Heroes’ which acknowledges the work of road safety professionals and demonstrates how we can all play a part in making our roads safer.
“With more and more vehicles taking to our roads it’s still really important that pedestrians take necessary measures to keep themselves safe as they go about their day-to-day lives in our communities,” said Debbie. “It is our pleasure to continue to support those communities however we can, not just by providing quality homes, but by helping to keep the next generation safe too.”
Kim Dawson, Headteacher at Rooks Nest Academy commented: “Road safety awareness is something that we all learn at a young age and support from companies such as Miller Homes in helping us deliver this important message to our children and their families is invaluable. The vests are an excellent idea to not only make road users more aware of pedestrians but also provide a physical reminder to our children to stay safe on their way home, we are delighted to accept this generous donation from the Miller Homes team in Yorkshire.”
Currently, Miller Homes has developments in the City Fields area of the Wakefield as well as at other locations across Yorkshire including Apperley Bridge, Drighlington, Boroughbridge, Bramhope, Thorpe Willoughby and York.