We are an independent organisation and Charity (No. 1090880) manned by a dedicated team of volunteers and funded almost entirely from public donations. Donations of any size are always welcome and help keep our unique service running. Operating costs (mostly insurances and fuel) are met primarily this way and by proceeds from our two charity shops plus the efforts of the team members attending local shows and giving talks to demonstrate our work and raise safety awareness. Capital items and major equipment costs are met from bequests, grants and the proceeds from our annual sponsored Cross Bay Walk.

We are extremely grateful to groups or individuals who raise money for the Bay Search and Rescue team. We rely very much on the goodwill and generosity of others. So if you would like to support us, here’s how:

Donate Online:

Quickly and easily with Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving:

Donate with Just Giving
Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Please click on the image above to make a donation (or send any money raised) via our Just Giving and Virgin money giving charity donation pages. These are our preferred methods as they reclaim Gift Aid immediately adding 25p to every £1 you donate.

You can choose to make a one off donation or better still why not make a small donation every month?

Set up a direct debit with JustGiving


Donate by PayPal

You can also donate (or send any money raised) via our Paypal button – you do not need a PayPal account and can use all major debit and credit cards. However we do not automatically get Gift Aid on this method so if you are a UK tax payer please add a note in your message box to say you wish your donation to be treated as Gift Aid. Its worth an extra 25p for every £1 to us.

Planning an event or fundraising?

Are you planning to do a walk, run, coffee morning, or any other sort of fundraising for Bay Search and Rescue? We can provide a fundraising web page for you via JustGiving, click the button to quickly setup a page and get started:

Start fundraising with JustGiving

Make a page in memory

If you would like to fundraise in memory then a simple page can be created to allow well wishers to donate online:

Fundraise in memory with JustGiving

Donate by Post

Donations By Post (non Taxpayers)
Donations can be made by cheque or postal order.
Please make them payable to
Bay Search and Rescue 
49 Beetham Road, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7QNDonations By Post (Taxpayers ‘Gift Aid’)
Gift Aid is a way for charities to reclaim the tax that members of the public have paid on the money they are donating. If you are a UK taxpayer and making a donation to Bay Search and Rescue, we can reclaim the tax you have paid. To comply with tax legislation, we will need written permission from you to do this. It does make a difference (25p extra for each £1 you donate) so we really urge you to consider this option.


Donate items we can sell in our shops

We are always looking for good quality items in our two charity shops in Grange over Sands and Milnthorpe. Find out more here.

Benefactors, Trusts, Supporters and People who have generously helped the team

Ada Hillard, The Hare and Hounds (Bowland Bridge), O2 Community Awards, Grange & District Lions Club, BAe Systems Fell Walking Club, Charity & Co., The Cavendish Arms Cartmel, Grange Tangent, Sir John Fisher Foundation , Climbing High, Frieda Scott Charitable Trust, Dr David Speirs, Mid Lancs Sub-Aqua Club, Natland & Oxenholme Womens Institute, Panasonic (Toughbooks), Mrs Barbara Blundell, CGP Books (Co-ordination Group Publications Ltd), LED Lenser (Ledco), Sellafield Ltd, Peli, Cumbria County Council, Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation, Furness Building Society, Cumbria Community Foundation, the Hadfield Trust, the Hedley Foundation, Castle Fire & Security, Yorkshire Building Society. Early Bird Design Associates, Greggs Foundation, Co-op Community Fund, CN Group, the Souter Charitable Trust, The Ducati Owners Club, Ribble Valley Carriage Driving club, Keswick 2 Barrow Walk, B and J Metals – Kendal, Furness Shoreline Quiltiers, Santander Foundation, The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation, Lakeland and all those who we may have missed, may wish to remain anonymous or have taken part in our Cross Bay Walks or supported the team in any other way.

Thank you!