As the nights draw in and with the Somerset carnival season fast approaching, Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee has teamed up with an award winning local company to improve the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and carnivalites.
The carnival committee, who is busy preparing for Bridgwater Carnival 2016 on Saturday 5 November, has partnered up with Weston Super Mare based Fhoss Technology, who specialise with the manufacturing and supply of wearable and state of the art personal protection safety wear.
As part of a sponsorship arrangement, Bridgwater Carnival Committee will be selling the Fhoss Fi Armbands at a significantly cheaper price than they can be bought on the high street stores. The Fhoss Fi Armband has been developed to provide 360 degree, enhanced visibility in areas of low light and darkness. It has been designed with comfort in mind and has been made from lightweight nylon, and is suitable for adults, children and pets. The ‘one size fits all’ band simply wraps around the wrist, arm or ankle, and is perfect for all activities such as cycling, running, and even walking home from work or school.
Bill King, life member and director of Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, said: “This is very much a unique sponsorship partnership we have agreed, and on behalf of everybody associated with Bridgwater Carnival, I would like to thank Fhoss Technology for their help and support.
“I love the look and feel of the Fi Armband, and I think the people who buy one will see it as a bright and funky fashion accessory. It also improves the visibility and safety of pedestrians and cyclists, something which is crucial at this time of the year, and I truly believe it should be a must for children walking home from school in the dark afternoons.”
Andrew Kimitri, Fhoss Technology’s chief executive officer, added: “We are delighted and feel privileged to be working in association with Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee, as every year the carnival brings so much happiness and excitement to peoples’ lives.
“A new addition to our illuminated range this year has been the Fi Armband. They have been a huge success for us so far and we are very proud to be able to promote them in conjunction with everybody associated with Bridgwater Carnival.
“We would like to take the opportunity to thank Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee for allowing us in helping to keep everyone safer and we hope you enjoy using our products.”
The Fi Armband will be available to buy from the carnival centre, High Street, Bridgwater, at a cost of £5 each or £4.50 if you buy 10 or over.
Fhoss Technology offers a wide range of personal protection safety wear products which are particularly beneficial for use in areas where there is little or no ambient light or in bad conditions when visibility is poor. If carnival clubs or other carnival committees are interested in purchasing any products from Fhoss at a discounted rate (see product catalogue online at www.fhoss.com), please contact Bill King on 01278 456405.