Buxton Rotary’s finger on the pulse

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HIGH PEAK Mayor David Lomax was one of more than 170 people who had their blood pressures measured as part of a Know Your Blood Pressure campaign organised by the Stroke Association and Rotary International.

Members of Buxton Rotary Club, assisted by eight health professionals, measured the blood pressures of 172 people over two days in Buxton recently.

Fifty two people were asked to seek advice from their doctors.

Cllr Lomax said: “I am always happy to have my blood pressure taken as I like to keep a close eye on it. It is good for the community of High Peak that The Buxton Rotary Club and the Stroke Association have teamed up again to offer free blood pressure measurements.”

Dr John Harry, organiser for Buxton Rotary Club, added: “This is the tenth year in a row that the Rotary Club of Buxton has teamed up with the Stroke Association to offer free blood pressure checks for the people of and visitors to Buxton.

“Amongst the people screened this year are a number who have returned annually for several years to quickly have their blood pressures measured.

“They obviously enjoy this informal way of having their pressures checked and the Rotary Club enjoy this service commitment to the Buxton community.

But more importantly these people might have been saved from the disaster of a stroke.”