The Brigade is funded entirely by voluntary donations, with annual costs of around £30,000. Our principal expenses cover rescue and personal protective equipment, insurance (both for our Rescue Team and Watch House), and general costs associated with the upkeep of our 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 in the next few years, while also adding a new exhibition area at the entrance to the museum. Long-term goals include fundraising for a new rescue vehicle, anticipated to be required by 2030, and 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com