We help Swindon Scouts stay safe with new high-vis jackets

Date: Thursday 04 April 2019

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To help the 3rd Swindon Wichelstowe Beavers, Cubs and Scouts stay safe outside, our Oxfordshire team has donated 72 high-vis jackets to the club.

The high-vis jackets will help the children be seen by drivers when out and about in the local community and will allow them to plan more outdoor activities, even during dark winter evenings. The club, which has over 50 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, helps the youth of Swindon build confidence and develop important social skills, as well as form lifelong friendships.

Andy Gould, Group Scout Leader of 3rd Swindon Wichelstowe, said: “The children's safety is extremely important to us so we’d like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for the new high-vis jackets. The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts spend a lot of time outside and with these high-vis vests, we’ll be able to plan more fun adventures, even when out and about after dark. In fact, we already have night hikes planned with the group.”

Danielle Heard, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire, said: “Scouting has helped young people across the world develop life skills for decades. We’re proud to donate these much needed high-vis jackets to the 3rd Swindon Wichelstowe club as we know they’ll go a long way in not only helping the children stay safe during outdoor activities, but they’ll allow the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to learn more about the great outdoors as they’ll be able to travel further afield. We understand that local community groups can benefit from our help, so it’s important that we provide support where we can to groups that give so much back to the community.”