HINDUS have joined The BIG Bolton Health Check.

Members of the Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple, in Adelaide Street, Bolton, queued up for the potentially life-saving tests on Saturday.

The temple was holding a day of celebrations to mark its 35th anniversary and The BIG Bolton Health Check used the event as a chance to reach out to the Hindu community.

Health trainer Wendy Horpe said: “This is an excellent opportunity to speak to people who wouldn’t normally visit the doctor.

“People are less reluctant to speak to us because they are in their own environment.

The BIG Bolton Health Check campaign aims to reduce heart attacks and disease in Bolton by giving basic health checks to people over 45 who would not normally visit a doctor.

The test, which takes about 10 minutes, involves a finger prick sugar and cholesterol check, a blood pressure reading and a few simple lifestyle questions.

The BIG Bolton Health Check has chosen a number of community locations which have included supermarkets, barbers, pubs, betting shops, sports centres, mosques, churches and cafes.