Leading Developer Helps Fund Emergency Vehicles For Midlands-Based Charity, Arrive Alive


Leading developer Barratt Homes is supporting Birmingham-based charity Arrive Alive, with a raffle prize for their December fundraising event, which aims to raise money for the funding of lifesaving vehicles.

Arrive Alive is a registered charity dedicated to supporting the development and improved availability of voluntary operated, emergency and lifesaving medical assistance and equipment.

In 2017, the charity launched 'The Silver Second Appeal', which has helped to launch and fund three lifesaving vehicles within Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country.

The driving force and motivation behind the launch of the appeal was from the daughter of Arrive Alive’s CEO, Ellie Roscoe.

After contracting a severe case of measles, Ellie developed various life-threatening complications upon hospitalisation.

During the illness, her mother Debbie, contacted NHS 111 for advice and was quoted a wait of two to four hours for medical assistance despite being in a desperate situation.

The appeal was launched as a result of Ellie’s illness, as herself and Debbie wanted to help those who needed emergency aid in those crucial seconds.

Ellie, said:

“Communities across the Midlands rely heavily on emergency medical aid to be available during their greatest time of need.

“Our charity plays a vital part in the future of emergency medical assistance, as the vehicles and community first responders are on the frontline providing care to every individual who needs help.

“We are delighted to have received a Nintendo Switch Bundle from Barratt Homes, which we will be using as a prize in our December raffle.

“Donations from leading companies such as Barratt Homes are essential for us to continue the work we do, in order to fund more vehicles to help more people in need, and we would like to say a big thank you to the developer for their ongoing support.”

The donation from Barratt Homes Mercia, who are currently building homes at Birmingham’s B5 Central development, comes from the homebuilder’s Community Fund scheme, which aims to support and improve organisations and charities in the developer’s operational areas.

Steve Barton, Senior Sales Manager at Barratt Homes Mercia, said:

“As a five star homebuilder, it’s important for us to invest in the growth and success of organisations and charities that surround the developments in which we build.

“We are delighted to have provided Arrive Alive with this donation to help them reach their target of offering more emergency vehicles to the West Midlands area and we would like to wish them the best of luck in both the raffle and all their future fundraising endeavours.”

To find out more about the work Arrive Alive does, visit the website at https://www.arrivealiveresponse.co.uk/.

To register an interest in any of the properties at B5 Central, please visit the on-site sales and information centre, open: Monday 12.30pm to 5.30pm and Thursday to Sunday between 10.00am to 5.30pm.

For more information about any of the Barratt Homes developments in the area, visit the website at www.barratthomes.co.uk or call the sales line on 0333 355 8478.