WHITCHURCH Rotary Club is set to hold an annual health awareness event to help people with blood pressure issues.

Rotary volunteers will be running the one-day health awareness event, this month, to attack what medics call ‘A Silent Killer’.

Healthcare professionals will be checking blood pressure in the Rotary gazebo at the Bredwood Arcade, outside Tesco, on Saturday, July 22, between 9am and 12 noon.

“It’s a simple thing to do but it could save lives,” according to organiser Keith Senior.


“More than 12 million people in England have hypertension or hyperglycaemia, often both, and four million of these are totally unaware they have the problem.

“That’s why it’s known as a silent killer because there are no symptoms.

“But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it.

Whitchurch Herald:

“High blood pressure and glucose levels, along with obesity, are the major causes of premature deaths from strokes and heart attacks.

“They can also have an impact on dementia and diabetes.

“So spending a few minutes on a simple but effective blood pressure test – free of charge – could trigger an alert that becomes a matter of life and death.”