A blood pressure awareness day was a success.

Nurses from both Lyme Regis medical practices worked with Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis to make the community and visitors to Lyme aware of the importance of having their blood pressure checked on a regular basis.

High blood pressure can increase the risk of a stroke.

People with high blood pressure may not have any symptoms, so it is important to check your blood pressure regularly.

The Rotary was spreading the message as part of their Blood Pressure Day.

Rotarian Peter Fortnam, who led the campaign, said: "More than 100 people popped into our temporary facility in Broad Street and had their blood pressure checked by qualified nurses. Several were referred to their GPs for further testing.

"As always we are extremely grateful to local nurses Carys Hollis, Louise Tate and Sally Cable who gave up their valuable free time to take blood pressure readings and advise people on follow-up procedure where necessary.

"Also to Dan Socaciu, Patient Services manager at Lyme Regis Medical Centre, who support us all day, and to Fortnam, Smith and Banwell for providing facilities in their Broad Street premises.

"If this campaign has succeeded in making even just one person more aware of the importance of regular health check-ups, then the day was a success."

For more information about the importance of regular blood pressure check-ups, visit stroke.org.uk