The Rotary Club of Newbury facilitates this event in support of the Stroke Association’s Stroke Awareness Day in which we invite members of the public off the street to have their blood pressure checked free of charge by professionals – this helps to raise public awareness of the risks of high blood pressure and in recent years we have found some BP’s of sufficient concern to recommend a consultation with their GP.
The venue is at Newbury Town Hall between 09.00 and 12.00 – Mr Mayor, Cllr David Fenn is expected to attend. This year we also expect Stroke Care for Newbury & West Berks to be present providing details of their services to local stroke survivors.
Rotary took over 23,000 blood pressure readings nationally in 2016 through some 2000 separate events and from these more than 6,000 people (26%) were advised to make an appointment with their GP. These events can play a big role in reducing strokes across the country. It’s clear from our work that high blood pressure is far more common than one would think. One stroke survivor said “I urge anyone who does not know their blood pressure to get it checked. You may be how I used to be and think you are living a healthy life, but you never know what might be round the corner.”
We hope to see many people from the Newbury area at this Newbury Rotary Club event; it’s a simple and straightforward way to find out more about the importance of blood pressure and reducing risk of having a stroke.”
Where: Newbury Town Hall, Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5AA
Cost : Free
Contact: Kevin Mosley
Tel: 01189 811851