Health checks for shoppers

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VOLUNTEERS will be offering free health checks for shoppers in a South Yorkshire town.

Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club members, including a doctor, Prakash Kakoty are holding a Know Your Blood Pressure event between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, on Cheapside in Barnsley town centre to help raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and strokes.

Teresa Jackson, president of Rockley Rotary Club, said: “Over the years, this event may have prevented thousands of people from having a stroke.

“It may be quite worrying to discover you could be at risk but once it is highlighted, it iss possible to make changes which will reduce that risk.

“The team will welcome any query, even if it is just for a chat.”