British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Rescue


How you can help

There are various ways in which you can help us continue our vital work.

BDMLR is a people's charity. We are a collection of supporters who help in many ways. Some are happy to remain on the sidelines watching our work and supporting us with a yearly subscription. Others want to get much more hands on and enroll on our training course to become a Marine Mammal Medic. And then there are still more who like to ensure our work continues by donating to various projects to help us buy new equipment and continue our vital work.

Join us

BDMLR is a registered charity and receives all its funding through subscriptions and donations. Becoming a BDMLR supporter means you are directly helping the charity save marine animals. Becoming a BDMLR supporter is easy and fuss free.  You don't have to train and volunteer for rescues to be a supporter. Join us »


BDMLR's work and technical equipment is hugely costly and we pay for a lot of it through fundraising. This is one area our supporters and volunteer medics can help greatly. More about fundraising »

Make a donation

If you would like to help with a specific area or project, BDMLR always welcomes donations. You might like to donate to help us buy specialist milk to help orphaned seal pups in our hospital, or buy a particular piece of equipment such as hand held radios so medics can communicate effectively. Make a donation »

Become a Marine Mammal Medic

We need more Marine Mammal Medics to join our rescue teams throughout the UK to enable us to continue our vital first response. Please note that you do not need to be a diver but you do need to be 18 years of age or older to be called out to rescues for insurance purposes. More about our training courses