Amuri Rural Women’s Dinner group has been raising funds for bus safety for some time, as members are keen to put active 20kmh signs with flashing lights on their school buses as soon as the signs are approved.
Sharron Davie-Martin says “In the meantime we decided to use some of the funds to fit out all our junior school children with high visibility vests for use when travelling to and from school. We have been supported with donations from some local businesses also.”
The group donated 200 vests to three schools in its catchment area, Amuri Area School, Rotherham and Waiau Schools. The vests have our RWNZ logo printed on the back.
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“We have had to reorder as the years 5 and 6 [children] also wanted to wear the vests. It has been a pleasure seeing the children wearing their vests going to school. They are also being used during school trips,” says Sharron.