VIDEO: Buxton Rotary club test people's blood pressure

Free blood pressure checks in Buxton at the weekend may have saved someone’s life.

The annual event organised by the Rotary Club of Buxton took the blood pressure of 171 people, three of which needed urgent medical attention and one quarter who required a routine referral for further checks.

Mayor Matt Stone getting his blood pressure checked by the Buxton Rotary club

Mayor Matt Stone getting his blood pressure checked by the Buxton Rotary club

There were two checks points one in the Devonshire Dome and another in the Springs.

The Rotary club is working with the Stroke Associations campaign to raise awareness of one of the biggest risk factors for a stroke - high blood pressure and organised for local doctors to get involved.

Kath Silson from the rotary said: “One in Four people seen needed a routine referral for further checks and three cases that required urgent action.

“It was very encouraging that 43 per cent of blood pressures taken in the Dome were in the 18-29 age group.”