30th October 2017 14:28pm
Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) is running the Blood Pressure - Be Sure roadshow throughout November.
In conjunction with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the aim of the roadshow is to increase awareness, deliver blood pressure checks throughout the Borough and improve access to care for people who have high blood pressure. Almost half of those who have high blood pressure don't know it, and are unaware of the risks.
High blood pressure puts strain on blood vessels, heart and other organs such as kidneys, eyes and brain. Having persistent high blood pressure can increase the risk of developing potentially life-threatening conditions like heart failure, strokes, kidney disease and vascular dementia, so it's really important to have it checked.
CACT is in the middle of delivering a seven-week roadshow, visiting various popular venues around the Borough, offering residents free blood pressure checks and healthy lifestyle advice and support at keeping blood pressure at a healthy level.
Residents of Royal Borough of Greenwich over the age of 18 can pop into the health bus to quickly and easily find out their blood pressure from CACT's trained staff.
The Blood Pressure - Be Sure roadshow was launched on Tuesday 17 October and runs until Saturday 2 December. The locations are as follows:
Wednesday 1 - ASDA, Charlton
Thursday 2 - Sainsbury's, Charlton
Friday 3 - Passey Place, Eltham
Saturday 4 - General Gordon Square, Woolwich
Tuesday 7 - Woolwich Market
Wednesday 8 - East Greenwich Fire Station
Thursday 9 - Morrisons, Thamesmead
Friday 10 - Passey Place, Eltham
Saturday 11 - General Gordon Square, Woolwich
Tuesday 14 - Passey Place, Eltham
Thursday 16 - Morrisons, Thamesmead
Friday 17 - Woolwich Market
Saturday 18 - General Gordon Square, Woolwich
Tuesday 21 - Cutty Sark, Greenwich
Thursday 23 - Morrisons, Thamesmead
Saturday 25 - General Gordon Square, Woolwich
Tuesday 28 - Passey Place, Eltham
Wednesday 29 - Sainsbury's, Charlton
Thursday 30 - Woolwich Market
Friday 1 - ADSA, Charlton
Saturday 2 - General Gordon Square, Woolwich
Picture: Cllr David Gardner, Royal Greenwich Cabinet Member for Health & Adult Social Care, received a blood pressure test from CACT's Health Improvement staff in Eltham