Dozens get checked in Swaffham stroke campaign

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Dozens of people took advantage of a blood pressure testing event organised by Swaffham’s Rotary Club at the weekend.

The checks, which took place at the town’s Assembly Rooms on Saturday, were part of the organisation’s ongoing efforts in support of the Stroke Association.

A total of 84 people were assessed during the session, which was led by four nurses and a community first responder.

The club has thanked them for their support.

The session is aimed at raising awareness of the issue and the increased risk of a stroke associated with high blood pressure.

Although the number of cases has fallen significantly in the last two decades, the Stroke Association says strokes remain the fourth biggest cause of deaths in Britain.