Stroke Awareness Day

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Members of the Rotary Clubs of Dover and South Foreland are celebrating yet another successful ‘Know your Blood Pressure’ Day as part of the Stroke Association’s campaign to raise the awareness of Stroke, its causes and consequences. On Saturday, in glorious warm sunshine and assisted by volunteers from the local ambulance service (SECAmb), Community First Responders and members of Red Cross plus Chris Scoble, Boots’ Pharmacist, hundreds of members of the public took advantage of a free blood pressure check either in the open air of Dover’s precinct or in the Parish Centre of St Mary the Virgin Cannon Street.

Ages of those taking advantage of the service, which was available between the hours of 10.00 and 4pm, ranged from 11 to 95. After the conclusion of the exercise President Dave Smith of the Dover club thanked the volunteers for what he called “a very good and rewarding day” before giving them tokens of appreciation for their voluntary involvement. The event was co-ordinated by Rotarian Tony Cook, a Past President of the Rotary Club of Sandwich but currently a member of the Dover Club, and the Rev’d Peter Sherred, a Past President of the Dover Club and former ambulance chaplain for Dover, was instrumental in securing the services of the professional volunteers so important to the day.