Lions Ladies land Sidmouth new blood pressure monitor

FUNDRAISING efforts by Sidmouth Lions Club Ladies have landed the town’s health centre new specialised medical equipment.

An ambulatory blood pressure monitor was handed to grateful doctors at the Blackmore Drive practice last Monday.

Lions Ladies – known as the ‘Flappers’ - raised more than �1,000 to purchase the urgently needed equipment.

GPs hailed the new piece of kit as invaluable.

The monitor can be loaned to a patient in order to obtain blood pressure readings over a full 24 hour period and thereby enable a more accurate diagnosis of the patient’s problems.

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The money for the equipment was raised over the past 12 months mainly by the ladies selling cakes and coffees at Sidmouth Lions’ quarterly book sales, through the Flappers Christmas Fayre, and from a stall the women operated in the Methodist Church Hall at l December’s Late Night Shoppping event.

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