DONCASTER’S Stroke Outreach Team joined forces with Doncaster Rotary Clubs to provide 500 blood pressure checks to the public at the Frenchgate Centre as part of a national Know Your Blood Pressure event.
The event is held nationwide every year to help people better understand the relation between high blood pressure and a stroke.
It is estimated that 40 per cent of the 150,000 strokes suffered by people in the UK each year could be prevented and the condition can be easily controlled.
“Rotary recognises that one of the biggest challenges is to help people understand that strokes don’t just happen to other people,” said John Chapman, of St Leger Rotary.
“Rotarian volunteers play an invaluable role in reaching out to people, encouraging them to have regular checks and take action when needed.”