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Members of the public visited the Grosvenor Centre in their droves this Saturday to get free blood pressure checks, with The Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle, in partnership with the Stroke Association.

It’s the fifth successive year that members of the public have been able to visit the drop-in service that alongside blood pressure checks, also provided advice on diet and how to keep blood pressure under control.

“It was encouraging to see so many people from across Macclesfield prioritise their health and get their blood pressure checked,” said Ed Kennedy, Grosvenor Centre Manager, ”It is estimated 40% of the 150,000 strokes suffered by people in the UK each year could be prevented by controlling high blood pressure, so providing this service and raising awareness is invaluable.

“The work that the team fromThe Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle and the Stroke Associationdo on these days is vital and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to help offer this service once again.”

Chris Watson of The Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle, who ran the event in partnership with the Stroke Association, said: “The ‘Know Your Blood Pressure Day’ was a resounding success and it was great to be back in the Grosvenor Centre for the fifth consecutive year. We counted 116 people checked, with people receiving great advice from the experts. A number of people were also advised to consult a doctor. 

“I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Ed Kennedy and the team at the Grosvenor Centre for helping to make this event happen yet again. We look forward to continuing this partnership.”