Charity has a heart for the health of Lisburn

February is Heart Month and local health charity Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS) is using the month to take to the road and bring their Heart Month tour to a number of locations throughout Northern Ireland.
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As part of the tour, the NICHS team will be at Sprucefield Centre on February 15 offering free atrial fibrillation and blood pressure checks to the public.

Nadia Duncan, Donor Development Manager at NICHS said: “We are looking forward to bringing our Heart Month tour, supported by Balloo Hire, to Lisburn.

"Shockingly, coronary heart disease is the biggest single cause of premature deaths in people younger than 75 across Northern Ireland and 16 people have a heart attack here every day.

The NICHS team will be bringing their roadshow to Sprucefield on February 15. Pic credit: NICHSThe NICHS team will be bringing their roadshow to Sprucefield on February 15. Pic credit: NICHS
The NICHS team will be bringing their roadshow to Sprucefield on February 15. Pic credit: NICHS

“Our Health Promotion team will be offering free atrial fibrillation (AF) tests and blood pressure checks at Sprucefield Centre.”

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There will be lots of other things happening on the day, as Nadia explained: “We will be giving people the chance to take part in our fabulous Heart2Heart prize draw and will have some fun heart-themed props on hand – perfect for making some Insta moment memories.

“This is also an opportunity for us to get out and talk to the public and raise awareness of what our charity does, from our care services and programmes, to our health promotion programmes for workplaces, schools and community groups, and our support of ground-breaking research at local universities and hospitals.

“The event runs from 3pm to 7pm and we hope to see lots of people drop by, get an AF and blood pressure check, meet our team and learn more about the work we do supporting the local community.”