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Here we highlight just some of the events that took place at 1,400 venues across the UK during Know your Numbers! Week 2009:
The Blood Pressure Association's Ashley Alcock and ASDA Clapham Junction's assistant manager Frank McDermott
ASDA Clapham Junction's
Frank McDermott got
his free check
Free blood pressure checks 'Asda' be good!
Shoppers and staff at ASDA in Clapham Junction couldn't resist the Blood Pressure Association's special offer of free blood pressure checks on Friday 11 September 2009.
The one-day only offer was available from the BPA's mobile screening van, sited in the supermarket's car park.
Blood pressure becomes commuters' poster child - more on our posters appearing across the UK
Could you be the one
one in three? posters
to get checked
Posters put commuters on the right track
Hundreds of posters appeared across the UK at train stations, and selected tram and London Underground stations to encourage commuters to get their free blood pressure check.
For more, see: Know your Numbers! 2009 national advertising campaign
The BPA's Ashley Alcock took the blood pressure of Brixton Market's Traders as part of Know your Numbers! Week 2009
Brixton Market's traders
had their blood pressures
checked as part of Know your
Numbers! Week 2009
- photo by Ashley Maine -
Van creates a buzz
Brixton Market was buzzing with free checks during Know your Numbers! Week 2009.
We tested shoppers using our screening van on Electric Avenue - we hope the results weren't too much of a shock!
Resident Mohinder Trehan has a free blood pressure check at the Treaty Centre in Hounslow
Resident Mohinder Trehan
has a free blood pressure
check at the Treaty Centre
- photo by Ashley Maine -
Shoppers bag bargain
Hundreds of shoppers at the Treaty Centre in Hounslow had a free blood pressure check at a Pressure Station run by the Blood Pressure Association as part of Know your Numbers! Week 2009.
For more, see: Treaty Centre shoppers Know their Numbers!
GMTV films a free blood pressure check
GMTV filmed the launch of
Know your Numbers! at
Liverpool Street Station
GMTV highlights Know your Numbers!
GMTV put blood pressure in the spotlight when film crews broadcast live from screening vans at Liverpool Street Station in London at the launch of Know your Numbers! Week 2009.
Blood pressure big battle between black cab taxi drivers across Hadrian's Wall
- Photo by Simon Goodwin -
Taxi drivers test their 'Knowledge'
In London and Edinburgh, black-cab taxi drivers had their blood pressure tested. It was England's Lionhearts that proved to be better than Scotland's Bravehearts in the battle for best blood pressure.
For more, see our News Story: Taxi drivers have the 'Knowledge' but don't know their numbers
Occupational health nurse Kath Fleming with Alton Towers staff member Charles Fellows
Photo courtesy of
Alton Towers Resort
Highs and lows at Alton Towers
Staff at Alton Towers had their blood pressures checked during Know your Numbers! Week 2009.
But we don't advise taking a rollercoaster ride before having your free blood pressure test! (Sitting quietly for 5 minutes is the more accepted approach to getting an accurate reading...)
Mike Rich, Chief Executive of the Blood Pressure Association (back left) met Councillor Afzal Akram, Chair of NHS Waltham Forest (back right), when he stopped in at the Tesco in Leyton to promote our free blood pressure checks
Mike Rich (back left)
and Councillor Afzal Akram,
Chair of NHS Waltham
Forest (back right)
promoted our free checks
Shoppers "check out" our free tests
Mike Rich, Chief Executive of the Blood Pressure Association (back left) met Councillor Afzal Akram, Chair of NHS Waltham Forest (back right), when he stopped in at the Tesco in Leyton.
NHS Waltham Forest were offering free blood pressure checks at the supermarket, as part of a week-long Know your Numbers! initiative across the borough.