A LEADING homebuilder has donated 50 high-visibility snap wristbands to Northwich schoolchildren to keep youngsters safe on their way to and from school.

Taylor Wimpey Manchester donated the wristbands to pupils at Charles Darwin CP School, as the evenings are now getting darker.

The annual initiative held in October, promotes healthy living and aims to reduce the number of cars on the road.

This year the campaign will see more than 14,900 wristbands provided to children across the country.

Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, said: “We’re proud to be supporting this worthy cause again this year and are delighted to be working in partnership with Charles Darwin CP School.

“Walking is a great way to keep children active and we hope our wristbands will add some fun to the journey while keeping them safe on the way.”

A decade ago 70 per cent of children walked to and from school and has now more than halved according to Living Streets, the charity that organises the campaign.

In addition, during morning peak traffic times one in five cars in the road are taking children to school, this contributes to congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions.

The national homebuilder is supporting Walk to School Month for the fourth year running.