Individual and team fundraising events and challenges form a key part of raising funds and the profile of the Brigade.

Get involved

On Saturday 15th June the annual King Eddies Bay stairs challenge is returning!

Get your runners on and steps in for the stairs challenge!

The event is on from 10 – 3, but you don’t have to stay all day – just fit in what you can and have fun!

πŸ‘‰ Do as many or as few laps as you want

πŸ‘‰ Fun friendly environment

πŸ‘‰ Kids and Families welcome

πŸ‘‰ Kids power hour is back 2-3pm!

πŸ‘‰ All entries get a t-shirt or running vest

This is a brilliant, family friendly and fun event where you can do as much or as little as you want, with all monies from the event coming to TVLB.Β More information, and how to book can be found here

Other ways you can help

You may have your own ideas, but some recent events that members of the public and our team members have completed include:

  • The Great North Run, London Marathon & Manchester Marathon
  • Fashion show
  • 4x4x48 Challenge – running 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours
  • Bake sale 
  • Dry January / Movember and other monthly themed challenges
  • 1864 Challenge – where our members set out to walk/run a combined total of 1,864 miles during a single month (and ended up doing over 2,000 miles and shedding a few pounds too!)
  • Raffles and tombolas at work or in the local community
  • Street collections – these require a licence to take place so please speak to us if you would like to support or organise a collection
  • Snookerathon – making use of the Snooker table in our Watch House museum and playing continuously for 24 hours
  • The Great Brigade Potato Growing Competition – challenge yourself to grow the 3 biggest potatoes you can and pit yourself against the Brigade’s Potato-growing champion – this annual event starts in spring with a weigh-in held during early October
The King Eddies stairs challenge raises funds for the TVLB

If you would like to organise an event, please contact and we will be delighted to offer you our support and help.

JustGiving is the format the Brigade uses for online donations and is a great site to co-ordinate your fundraising campaign. To find out more or to set up a page dedicated to your specific event please visit:

A raffle in the sunshine overlooking Sharpness Point

Annual events such as the Stairs Challenge, Tynemouth Street Collections during the second weekend of September, and the Potato Growing Competition, are organised with the help of the Brigade – if you would like to take part in any of these then please contact us via the enquiries e-mail address.