Parents get free health check while raising money for Woodvale Primary

Ryan Kelaart gives parent Kate Brown a health check. Picture: Martin Kennealey       d455122
Ryan Kelaart gives parent Kate Brown a health check. Picture: Martin Kennealey d455122

IT has been a win-win for parents of Woodvale Primary School students, who had their health checked while raising money for the school.

“We decided to pair up with Plaquecheck as it would be a great opportunity to provide a service to our local community, spread awareness about stroke and heart disease and at the same time, raise funds for our school,” P&C president Lyn Bohnen said.

The school held four assessment days over the past two months where parents were invited to take part in a 15-minute health check and ultrasound, which was fully bulk-billed, to check for signs of stoke and heart disease.

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A nurse then discussed the results, which were put in a report for parents to give to their local doctor.

Ms Bohnen said the initiative was “hugely successful” with more than 200 people taking part, raising $2600 for the school.

“Parents and the community have been very complimentary and were very happy to have a service provided to them to gain some peace of mind,” she said.

“The clinic gave many of them vital information and even pushed many to improve their lifestyle.”