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Consider supporting our valuable work with a donation or gift.

Amazon Smile.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of all of your purchases if you make them through their charitable website Smile. Just make sure you always use this URL and make Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade your chosen charity.


Sign up on the Easyfundraising site and shop with over 4000 online retailers, each time you shop the Brigade will receive a donation; it all mounts up.


Regular donation.

As with a lot of other good causes, the Brigade can accept regular donations through your bank account, be it £1/month, £10/month or any sum you feel comfortable with we’ll be delighted with your contribution.

If you would like to donate in this way email us at and we will be pleased to help you to set up a standing order or bank transfer.

Pop in to see us at our Visitor Centre, leave a donation.

Our Visitor Centre charts the progress of the Life Brigade from the year 1877 through to the present day and can be an enjoyable hour or two learning about our history and an educational experience for older children. If you enjoyed your visit you could leave a token of your appreciation in our collection pot.

Keep a 5p or 10p jar.

We have small jars for our members to put their 5p and/or 10p coins in but you could supply your own jar and save any denomination coins you like, just hand it into the Visitor Centre when it’s full, it all goes to a good cause.


If you volunteer, you will help to keep our coastline safe for people to use. You can also take part in fundraising drives be it holding a collection pot at special occasions or helping to run a refreshments bar (non-alcoholic!) at times such as the Sunderland Air Show or the recent Tall Ships race. It can be an enjoyable and social experience.

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