COASTAL SEARCH AND RESCUE SINCE 1864

Support - Get Involved

The Brigade is funded entirely by fundraising, donations and grants…

With annual costs of around £40,000 
Our principal expenses cover all rescue and personal protective equipment for our rescue team, insurances, and general costs associated with the upkeep of our Watch House estate which includes buildings dating back to the 19th century. 

Our Committee of Directors have set out a desire to complete restoration work to the Brigade Cottage and CRE (where our rescue vehicle is kept) in the next few years.

Long-term goals include looking to establish a 2nd rescue base in the Cullercoats/Whitley Bay area, allowing a more efficient response to incidents in this area and to the north.

With all our volunteers being unpaid, 100% of a donation is invested into our organisation. 

If you would like to consider leaving a bequest in your will to the brigade, and require any help or information on how to do this, please contact us at enquiries@tvlb.org

Charity boxes in local shops, restaurants and bars are also a fantastic source of regular income for the brigade – raising several thousand pounds each year over the past two decades. If you would like to have a box in your business, ideally based in the North Tyneside area, please contact us via enquiries@tvlb.org

Other ways to get involved

There are a number of ways to fundraise for us, including taking part in the Great North Run, organising bake sales or organising your own event please contact us via enquiries@tvlb.org for further information


Local businesses can support us by displaying one of our charity boxes. These are are a fantastic source of regular income for the brigade – raising several thousand pounds each year over the past two decades. If you would like to have a box in your business, ideally based in the North Tyneside area, please contact us via enquiries@tvlb.org


If you would like to consider leaving a bequest in your will to the brigade, and require any help or information on how to do this, please contact us at enquiries@tvlb.org