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Renew life saving rescue equipment

Funded on Spacehive 19 July 2023 Delivered 6 February 2024

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Renew life saving rescue equipment

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade By Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

Our life saving rescue equipment need regular repairs and replacement due to the demanding scenarios and situations it is used in. Help us save lives and protect people in difficulty or distress

Spanish Battery Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 19 Jul 2023!

The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (TVLB) is the oldest and one of only 3 remaining active Volunteer Life Brigades in the UK. The brigade is now been saving lives for over 150 years and, as a charity, has constantly evolved and developed to meet the increased demand on its services. The modern brigade provides a 24-hour, 365 day multi-disciplinary shore based coastal rescue service. The rescue team is a declared facility to HM Coastguard and represents the Coastguard Rescue Service in the North Tyneside and Newcastle area. The brigade currently has 23 volunteer rescue team members and responds to an average of 125 callouts per year, with the most being 151 in 2020. Over time our specialist life saving rescue equipment needs replacing or renewing to ensure our team members and casualties are safe. Our essential equipment includes ropes, harnesses, helmets, descenders and stretchers. We also regularly replace emergency first-aid equipment and casualty extraction equipment.

What we'll deliver:

  • Make our coastline safer for visitors and residents
  • Provide better and safer outcomes for those in difficulty or distress
  • Keep our volunteers safe and provide them with equipment they need

Why it's a great idea:

The TVLB currently covers wide and diverse area of coastline and riverbank. The area includes large cliffs, rocky coastlines, riverbanks and sandy beaches. The area also has tourist hotspots, a working fish quay, marinas for leisure and working craft and a tidal island. The TVLB provide a coastal search and rescue service throughout this area and our services involves dealing with casualties or incidents in a variety of locations. These types of rescues involve large amounts of specialist equipment, which is carried in our rescue vehicle. Due to the stresses on this equipment it has a limited lifespan and requires regular inspections. Without this essential equipment we would be unable to provide this service and it would require other services such as Mountain Rescue to cover the coastline which would greatly increase any response times and increase risk to casualties. The new equipment will save lives and improves outcomes as well as keeping our volunteers safe.

Steps to get it done:

  • Replace and upgrade stretcher extraction equipment
  • Replace and upgrade rope rescue equipment
  • Replace life saving first aid equipment
  • Replace and upgrade water rescue equipment


Location Spanish Battery

About the space



North Tyneside Council

How will the money be spent?Total £8,476

solaris pro floodlight - £1,435 (17%)
titan rescue stretcher - £1,204 (14%)
rescue basket stretcher - £620 (7%)
6 telescopic search pole - £588 (7%)
4 Icom IC-M25 Euro Marine VHF Two Way Radio - £550 (6%)
4 Seafit 300N Auto Lifejacket - £536 (6%)
2 icom M330GE Fixed VHF Radio - £480 (6%)
icom 6 way charger - £415 (5%)
4 bresser 7x50 binoculars - £369 (4%)
2 20m grillon - £344 (4%)
Other - £1,935 (23%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

solaris pro floodlight
titan rescue stretcher
rescue basket stretcher
6 telescopic search pole
4 Icom IC-M25 Euro Marine VHF Two Way Radio
4 Seafit 300N Auto Lifejacket
2 icom M330GE Fixed VHF Radio
icom 6 way charger
4 bresser 7x50 binoculars
2 20m grillon
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Animal rescue bag
  • Casualty harness
  • 5 Kit bags
  • 7 assorted steel strops
  • 2 dump sheets
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT
  • 4 rope protectors


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Additional rope rescue equipment
  • Additional first aid equipment

Total £8,476

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