Arrive Alive is one of the UK’s most dynamic lifesaving registered charities, dedicated to providing and developing voluntary operated emergency medical assistance within communities in those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance.
Arrive Alive funds vital lifesaving vehicles and equipment for Community First Responder (CFR’s) groups who can attend life threatening medical emergencies. CFR’s are groups of unpaid individuals who attend 999 calls. CFR’s receive lifesaving medical training from the ambulance service. Equipment and vehicles are not funded by the government or ambulance service. CFR’s have the skills to attend 999 calls but we need your help to get them to the medical emergency.
In 2017 Arrive Alive launched ‘The Silver Second Appeal’. The motivation behind the appeal was Ellie, the daughter of Debbie Roscoe the CEO of Arrive Alive. Ellie contracted a life threatening case of measles, upon hospitalisation she developed various complications. During the illness, her Mother contacted NHS 111 for advice, and was quoted a wait of two to four hours for an ambulance.
Ellie and Debbie both know from first hand experience that those vital seconds can produce a different outcome when faced with a critical life threatening medical emergency. An Arrive Alive vehicle can arrive within those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance to initiate lifesaving medical treatment. Following the launch of 'The Silver Second Appeal', Arrive Alive has been able to launch and fund three lifesaving vehicles within Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country.
An additional four vehicles are imminently needed at a cost of £100,000 within Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country and Coventry. Arrive Alive does not receive any National Lottery or government funding. Donations are crucial to enable the expansion and development of the fleet of rapid emergency response vehicles to ensure lives can be saved.