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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 third 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.
“I’m thrilled that so many people from across Macclesfield decided to put their health first and get their blood pressure checked,” said Ed Kennedy, Grosvenor Centre Manager. “The impact of a stroke can be life-changing to not only the person that has it but to those around them.
“The work that the team from The Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle and the Stroke Association does on these days is invaluable and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to help provide this service once again.”
Steve Smith of The Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle, who ran the event in partnership with the Stroke Association, said: “Our ‘Know Your Blood Pressure Day’ was a resounding success and it was great to be back in the Grosvenor Centre for the third year running. The people of Macclesfield are most definitely getting healthier as we had no immediate referrals to hospital compared to three last year.
“Being in the centre really makes a difference to those that have their blood pressure checked as we were visited by a young male as a follow-up to last year. During our ‘Know Your Blood Pressure Day’ in 2016 he recorded the highest blood pressure of the day and he was advised to visit his GP as soon as possible where he then received treatment and medication. This year it was far lower and he believes that visiting us saved his life. I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Ed Kennedy and all the team at the Grosvenor Centre for helping to make this event happen once again. We look forward to continuing this partnership.”