Leeds Lawyers Support The UK’s First ‘Glow Day’

Irwin Mitchell Raises Awareness About Road Safety In The Winter Months


A Leeds law firm has showed their support to a new initiative from The Child Brain Injury Trust, the UK’s first ‘Glow Day’ to help raise awareness about road safety in the winter months.

On Friday 24th October, schools and companies across the UK donned their brightest clothes to help highlight the important road safety message of ‘Be Seen, Not Hurt’.

Lawyers from Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office visited Scholes (Elmet) Primary School in the city with the Child Brain Injury Trust to give them tips on staying safe crossing roads outside school and on the way home and also gave each child a reflective snap band to wear on the dark winter nights. 

Also at the school today was Sue Yardley, who was awarded an MBE for her 20 years’ service as a lollipop lady at the school and for raising awareness about the importance of road safety.

Road traffic accidents are the biggest cause of death and disability among young children in the UK and also the biggest cause of acquired brain injuries among children and young adults.

Emily Honey, Fundraising Officer at Child Brain Injury Trust, said: "The Child Brain Injury Trust is so pleased to see the involvement of the local community in our Be Seen Not Hurt safety campaign. 

“With the clocks going back this weekend, many children will be faced with travelling to or from school in the dark, which is why it is so important we are able to go into schools and provide information about road safety at this time of year. 

“Friday was the UK’s first ever Glow Day, we have had a great response from firms like Irwin Mitchell championing this initiative in their local area and raising more awareness of road safety." 

The Child Brain Injury Trust has put together the following simple tips to teach children and young people about road safety:

• Always hold a child’s hand when walking near a road;
• Always choose a safe place to cross roads, i.e. zebra, pelican or toucan crossing;
• Explain to children it is not safe where they can’t see far along the road;
• Use the Green Cross Code with children;
• Ensure to keep looking and listening for traffic when it is safe to cross the road
• Always use zebra or light controlled crossing if available
• Always walk on the pavement, never stray onto the road
• Where there is no pavement, walk in single file on the right hand side of the road.

For more information about the Child Brain Injury Trust and ‘Glow Day’ or to donate, please visit www.childbraininjurytrust.org.uk, text GLOW22 to 70070 to donate £3 to the charity.