Wigan’s Stroke Awareness Day organised by the members of the Rotary Club of Wigan in conjunction with the Stroke Association UK was held on Saturday 21st April 2018, with His Worship the Mayor of Wigan, Cllr. Bill Clarke and the Mayoress in attendance to open the prodeedings. The event is named in honour of the services that Rtn. Dr. Venk Mani gave to Stroke Awareness in the past. Rtn. Dr. Mani sadly passed away in 2016.
This eleventh annual event proved to be very popular with the Tesco customers and medically trained members of the Rotary Club of Wigan offered free blood pressure checks throughout the day. This opportunity was taken up by many shoppers. High blood pressure, which is not always recognised by the patient, is the biggest risk factor in the cause of strokes, and can be easily treated and controlled by medication.
All people who volunteer to have their blood pressures estimated on that day were given their respective readings and advice to consult their general practitioner for a further check and/or treatment as appropriate.
The Rotary Club of Wigan want to encourage the people of Wigan to take this great opportunity to have a free check and help themselves and Rotary’s efforts in the prevention of strokes in our community. Its not often that a FREE gift comes along which can save a persons life. Wigan Rotary Club presented Tesco with a Certificate in recognition of their community work and the help given to Rotary in particular over the Christmas Santa collection
Photo: 2018 Stroke Awareness Day