Thursday, 23 May 2024
Thursday, 23 May 2024

South Yardley pub to save local lives

THE Journeys End based in South Yardley is a pub led by a fantastic team with the community at the forefront. The Journeys End team have partnered with the lifesaving charity Arrive Alive, to help improve the lifesaving resources within the local community along with raising vital charitable funds for the non-government-funded charity.

Freddie Smith, Manager of The Journeys End said:

“It is great to work with a small charity that makes a massive difference to the community and helps to save lives. The team at the Journeys End would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has helped raise the money to purchase a defibrillator and bleed kit for the local community. There are also a number of events scheduled to help raise funds for Arrive Alive at The Journeys End, the team look forward to continuing to support their lifesaving work.”

Arrive Alive is the UK’s only registered charity of its kind dedicated to funding lifesaving resources for communities from defibrillators to voluntary operated 999 vehicles, with more vehicles needed. At present there are eleven voluntary operated 999 vehicles across the Midlands providing emergency medical assistance within those vital minutes prior to a road or air ambulance, each vehicle is dispatched to a medical emergency by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Debbie Roscoe, Founder of Arrive Alive said:

“From the first meeting with Freddie, his enthusiasm for the local community along with his can-do attitude has been fantastic. It is wonderful to see a publicly accessible defibrillator and bleed kit become operational. It is the result of the hard work of The Journeys End team and customers with their fundraising, from weekly raffles to collection pots every penny raised makes a tremendous difference. There is also a karaoke evening along with a Christmas event planned at The Journeys End, for more details visit social media or the Arrive Alive website.”

The team at the local family-friendly public house go by the saying: ‘The Journeys End at the heart of the community, keeping the heart beating’, they will also be hosting a number of CPR training sessions in the coming months to enable more members of the community be able to keep someone’s heart beating.

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