Child safety advice on offer at Lichfield supermarket

Children and their parents will be learning about safety at a special event in Lichfield.

On June 24, the Tesco Extra supermarket in the city will play host to firefighters and police staff who will be offering advice as part of Child Safety Week.

Carmel Warren, Community Safety Manager at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said:

“Child safety is very important and reducing fire risk to children is an ongoing task for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. We approached Tesco as we wanted to target both children and their parents, as it is important that parents, guardians and carers talk to their children about fire and road safety and set a good example.

“We thought a quiz would be a fun way to test the children on their knowledge about staying safe at home and whilst playing, and if they participate they get a nice reward with the goody bags.”

Lichfield PCSO Hilary Gittins has been visiting local schools over the past few weeks and inviting children to come along and participate.

She explained:

“Keeping younger people safe is very important to us and we will always do everything we can to ensure that children are safe when they are out and about. Staffordshire Police is using the event at Tesco as an opportunity to discuss road safety with children and parents, and I will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions anyone may have. I’ll also have road safety goody bags for the children participating in the road safety quiz.”

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and Staffordshire Police personnel will be at the store from 2.30pm to 6pm and any child who completes a quiz about fire safety in the home and road safety will be rewarded with a goody bag, courtesy of Tesco Express in Lichfield.

Community Champion Manager for Tesco Express Lichfield, Jacqui Magitis added:

“We are providing free apples and bananas to the children who participate in the quizzes to help them to get their five a day, and I’ll be on hand during the event to answer any questions people may have about healthy living.”

Child Safety Week is organised annually by Child Accident Prevention Trust – a national charity committed to reducing the number of children and young people who are killed, disabled or seriously injured as a result of accidents.

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