Hunstanton Sainsbury’s charity partner of the year, the Stroke Association, was in store on Monday encouraging shoppers to adopt a healthier lifestyle and be aware of the risk factors.
Teaming up with Sandy Thorpe, health trainer for the British Heart Foundation and promoting the Hearty Lives project, the Stroke Association team were busy explaining that high blood pressure is a major contributory factor in strokes and general ill-health and that, often, it remains undiagnosed.
Deputy mayor James Johnson was first in line for a blood pressure check with the Stoke Association’s Carmel Austin. He said: “I’m pleased to see this at the store today raising awareness of strokes and I hope it encourages people to adopt healthier lifestyles.”
Mr Johnson is pictured having his blood pressure check with Carmel Austin while store manager Mark Lane, Stroke Association volunteer Sheila Bryant and Sainsbury’s colleagues look on.