HAVANT ROTARY HELPING TO REDUCE NUMBER OF STROKES
High blood pressure causes over half of all strokes and over seven million people across the UK don’t even know that they have the condition.
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and the Stroke Association joined forces again to invite residents in Havant to take a moment to have a free blood pressure test, one of the biggest modifiable risk factors for stroke. Representatives were at hand to offer advice and support on Saturday 22 April at 10AM to 4PM at Tesco Extra, Havant.
We are very grateful to Tesco for the opportunity to offer these tests at their local store.
Rotarian Myles Cullen said: “Rotary is proud to work with the Stroke Association delivering blood pressure checking events throughout April and the rest of the year. Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK, but with events like these, we hope to change this. A blood pressure test is quick and painless, and it could save your life.”
Alexis Wieroniey, Deputy Director of Policy at the Stroke Association, said: “There are over nine and a half million people in the UK with high blood pressure and seven million remain undiagnosed. It only takes a moment to check your blood pressure and maintaining a healthy blood pressure is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of a stroke.”