A CHARITY that raises awareness of heart disease ensured lorry drivers were ticking over when they provided free blood pressure and heart rhythm checks.

More than 30 employees at the Hayes depot of Quattro (UK) Ltd in Southall Lane took part.

Ealing has one of the highest incidences of heart disease in the UK and Heartlink provides community advice and support to those living with the condition.

The group, which has close ties with Ealing Hospital, also gives talks to schools and businesses, highlighting the preventative measures people can take through healthier lifestyles.

Bernard Diamant, from the group, said: “No-one thinks they are going to have a heart attack until they do.

“So, providing these checks and advice about simple lifestyle changes gives people peace of mind and helps us spread the message.”