Honorary Membership





Honorary Members are essential to the work and efforts of the TVLB by enhancing our profile within the local area and providing vital consistent financial support. As a registered charity that is not part of the government-funded Coastguard Rescue Service, or the RNLI, the Brigade is totally funded by voluntary donations from the public, through donations, bequests, sponsored events and, very importantly, through Honorary Membership.

Annual donations from Honorary Members provide a secure funding route and help future-plan the Brigade’s expenditure. All funds raised are spent on the Brigade’s activities as no member receives any payment for their work and we are an entirely voluntary organisation. It costs in the region of £30,000 a year to keep our Rescue team fully equipped and operational, and to maintain our free-to-visit Watch House Museum.

By joining as an Honorary Member we ask that you make a minimum annual donation of £20 (this can be made as a monthly donation via our JustGiving payment option – see below link for more information). We also invite you to opt in to receive regular e-mails about the work of the TVLB and invitations to our fundraising events. While also contributing towards the ongoing operation of the Brigade, your money will allow us to deliver on long-term projects such as planning for the replacement of our Rescue Vehicle.

We would be delighted if you would join as an Honorary Member.

To join, please send an e-mail to containing the following information:


Address & Post Code


The Mayor and North Tyneside Council have helped to raise funds for the TVLB

Please indicate if you would like to receive:

  • Annual reminder regarding honorary membership only
  • E-mails relating to honorary membership renewal and other Brigade fundraising and events
  • All Brigade press releases and e-mails (this will include our Rescue Team incidents)

Payment for honorary membership can be made via:

  • Online donation on JustGiving (either one-off or a monthly direct debit)
  • Bank transfer – Pay to NatWest bank, Sort code 55-81-19 account no. 86500511 – Please use “Hon” and your name as a reference on the payment. You may wish to set this up as an annual standing order
  • Cheque – Please make cheques payable to ‘TVLB’ and post them to our Secretary: TVLB c/o Peter Lilley, 93 West Dene Drive, North Shields, NE30 2SZ

To ensure we record your donation as a contribution to honorary membership, please ensure you e-mail or contact our Secretary at with the information listed above.