COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR MULTI-STRAND –
Arrive Alive is the only registered charity in the UK dedicated to providing emergency medical response vehicles and approved lifesaving equipment to Community First Responders (CFRs) approved by the ambulance service. The Silver Second Appeal was launched by Arrive Alive in 2017 with the purpose of providing rapid emergency medical response vehicles and equipment. Following the launch, three vital lifesaving vehicles have become operational across Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country. An Arrive Alive vehicle can arrive within those vital minutes to initiate lifesaving treatment prior to an ambulance. Each equipped vehicle costs approximately £25,000 and is operated by trained volunteers during someone’s greatest time of need, deployed via a 999 call. This vitally important charity is solely funded by generous donations and does not receive any government or National Lottery funding.