Staff from Burton’s Queen’s Hospital dropped into the Pirelli Stadium to offer members of BACT's Golden Goal over 50 group the opportunity to have a Know Your Numbers blood pressure check up.It wasn’t just members of the over 50’s Golden Goal group having there blood pressure check with Matron Ann Parker the Burton Hospitals staff were joined by Lucas Akins, Tom Naylor and Jon McLaughlin from Burton Albion’s first team who had there blood pressures recorded and luckily for them the figures were all positive.
Know your Numbers! is Blood Pressure UK's flagship awareness campaign. It encourages adults across the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure. To find your local check up click the link http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/microsites/kyn/Home/Freebpchecks/Findfreecheck
Burton Albion Community Trust, Health and Inclusion Manager, John Widdowson said “It’s really important for us to educate and raise awareness within the community about the benefits of being blood pressure aware.
“We're pleased to have a strong positive relationship with Burton’s Queens Hospital and thank them for there support, were also hopeful that with support from Burton Albion FC’s first team squad we can inspire more people to get know there numbers and get the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices.”
Deb Price, Head of Business and Community Development, said: “We welcomed the opportunity to support Burton Albion Community Trust’s (BACT) local initiative and Blood Pressure UK’s campaign to help improve the health and well-being of our local community.
"We look forward to continuing our partnership working with BACT to encourage and enable more people to make healthy lifestyle choices.”
For more information about any of Burton Albion Community Trusts Health projects please contact John Widdowson on 01283 565938, or email email@example.com