Local business AJ Wills supports Kettering school during Road Safety Week

Businesswoman Angela Jane from AJ Wills has stepped in to help children from Grange Primary Academy in Kettering to cycle safely, by sponsoring activities in Road Safety Week.

Angela Jane has funded a reflector or bike light for each child in the school and workshops for pupils in years 3 and 4. In the workshops, pupils learnt about how reflective materials can help people to be seen after dark and how fluorescent colours help in daytime. They also learnt the importance of using lights on bikes at night.

This initiative was organised and coordinated by local social enterprise Brightkidz and was part of activities for Road Safety Week. This year’s Road Safety Week theme was ‘Bike Smart’, and pupils at Grange Primary Academy had said they were keen to learn more about to ride their bikes safety.  

Alison Holland, founder and Projects and Partnerships Director of Brightkidz, says: It’s great that Angela has stepped forward to help local children to be safe out and about. Her business, AJ Wills, is about helping local families, so is a perfect fit to sponsor this scheme.’

Angela Stokes of AJ Wills said she wanted to sponsor the scheme because ‘It is about giving back to the local community, and as children are our future, doing something to help benefit them seemed a good thing to do.’

AJ Wills specialises in will writing and estate planning, including trusts, arranging a lasting power of attorney, appointing a guardian and pre-paid funeral plans.

This event was also part of the ST:EPS (Safer Travel: Enabling Primary Schools) Kettering project run by Brightkidz, which is currently being piloted at Grange Primary Academy and due to be extended to other schools in the area. Any business owners interested in getting involved as sponsors should contact Alison Holland at Brightkidz 01536 526461 or visit www.brightkidz.co.uk/steps


Photo by P J Barnett

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