Rotary Club hosts free check-ups for Stroke Association campaign

LYME Regis Rotarians were raising awareness of the risk of a stroke, as they took part in the national Know Your Blood Pressure Day once again on Saturday, April 13.

Organised by the Stroke Association, the annual campaign aims to raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and the risk of a stroke, and encourages people to get checked out.

The Rotary Club of Lyme Regis held free blood pressure checks at the offices of Fortnam, Smith & Banwell estate agents in Broad Street, carried out by local nurses Sally Cable and Sue Rowe.

Over a four hour period, 53 people were tested, 11 of whom were advised to see their GP within a week and nine within a month.

Fortunately, no one was considered such a risk as to be sent straight to hospital.

A spokesperson for the Rotary Club said: “The club’s grateful thanks to nurse practitioner Sally Cable and Sue Rowe SRN retd who carried out the tests, and to Fortnam, Smith & Banwell, who kindly allowed their premises to be used once again.”

For more information on the Stroke Association, visit www.stroke.org.uk

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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