Swaffham Rotarians hold Stroke Awareness event

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Patients can find out if they may be at risk of a stroke during an awareness day, which is due to be held at the Swaffham Assembly Rooms tomorrow.

The session has been organised by the town’s Rotary Club and is on from 9am to 1.30pm on Saturday.

The event is designed to give residents the chance to have a free blood pressure check.

High blood pressure can increase the risk of a stroke.

The club has supported efforts to increase public awareness of the risk of strokes for more than 10 years.

And event organiser Alan Henry said: “In previous years, a number of participants had been identified as having blood pressure levels which gave rise to a recommendation that they should consult their GP without delay.”

Blood will be taken by qualified nurses and the service is free.