Bridlington Rotary Club & The Promenades are inviting the people of Bridlington to attend their annual Blood Pressure Testing event in association with the Stroke Association as part of Know Your Blood Pressure Day.
This year’s event is taking place on Saturday 19th May in the Promenades Shopping Centre in Bridlington from 9.30 am to 4.00pm.
Many people think that a stroke only happen to older people but a stroke can strike anyone at any time.
While most people who have a stroke are older, younger people can have strokes too, including children. One in four strokes in the UK happens to people of working age.
There are lots of things you can do to reduce your risk. With simple checks, your GP can help you understand your risk of stroke and support you to make the changes necessary to reduce your risk.
High blood pressure is a significant contributing factor to strokes, so community testing events are extremely important in raising public awareness and directing those in need to their GP.
It is estimated that in the UK 5.5 million people are undiagnosed with high blood pressure, something Rotary clubs across the country are trying to reduce.
In 2016, Rotary clubs hosted 360 events in communities across the country as part of a record breaking year for Know Your Blood Pressure Day, with 23,000 blood pressures being taken and over 6,000 of those being referred to their GP.
This simple, quick and painless test could save your life!
Saturday 19th May in the Promenades Shopping Centre in Bridlington from 9.30 am to 4.00pm