Children in Coppull rewarded for wearing cycling helmets

PCSO Maria Fetherstone (left) and PCSO Liz Harrison handing Joseph Lyth one of the packs

PCSO Maria Fetherstone (left) and PCSO Liz Harrison handing Joseph Lyth one of the packs

First published in News

POLICE in Coppull have been rewarding children for wearing cycling helmets.

Officers have been speaking to youngsters about the importance of wearing a helmet and have been giving out special activity packs to those who follow road safety advice.

Coppull Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Maria Fetherstone said: “This is about encouraging children to wear a cycling helmet and helping them to stay safe on our roads.

“Wearing a helmet can help to prevent injuries and can even save a life.

“The children have been very responsive to this initiative and have been queuing up to get the packs.”

The packs, which contain a certificate, a bookmark, a toy and a competition entry slip, have been supplied by the Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust.

Angela Lee, Chief Executive of the Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust, said: “We are delighted that the Force is participating with this initiative.

“A total of 33,000 packs have been handed out across the country and they are a great way of interacting with young people on road safety.”

Insp Alison Harris added: “This is an excellent initiative which highlights the value of wearing a cycling helmet and is an important reminder, particularly with the darker nights creeping in.”

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