Fundraising Events


The first ever Bishopthorpe White Rose Junior Football Club/The Marcia Inn beer festival is about to take flight and you are invited to be part of the journey. Two days of beer-sampling and pint-drinking goodness with ten casks on tap with cider and prosecco on offer too! Throw in tasty pork pies by club sponsor The York Pie Company on Friday night and big ol' hog roast starting at 4pm on Saturday, and you've got yourself one thirst-quenching, appetite-pleasing weekend. Raffle prizes available too including:

  • A pair of tickets to World Snooker evening session on 27th November of theBetway UK Championship at York Barbican (date night!)
  • From Jorvik Tricycles, a Vintage Dutch style Jorvik men’s bicycle with Alloy frame, Shimano 3 nexus hub gears and Coaster brake (sweet!)
  • York City FC signed football (perfect pressie!)
  • York City FC match tickets (perfect day out!)
  • Package from The York Pie Company (yum!)
  • And a huge cuddly teddy (awwww!)

Entry is free but for H&S purposes, you'll need your unique, plastic, shatter-free, collector's Bishopthorpe White Rose BeerFest pint glass (with tasting notes included) available to purchase for £4. Sales from the festival's beer selection, food and raffle tickets will go towards the club's fundraising effort for the building of the new club facility and pitches. Children are very welcome to join during Saturday daytime hours (sorry, no pints for them, just juice boxes please!). The festival drinks price list is: Pints £3, Halves £1.50 & Prosecco £5.

Huge thanks to event sponsors Jorvik Tricycles, The York Pie Company, Fulprint,Sanderson Weatherall, Howard Matthews Partnership, YHomes and The Marcia Inn for donating event raffle prizes and overall Beer Festival support. Beer and cider provided by Orchards of Husthwaites, Ghost Brew Bilbrough Top Brewery, Timothy Taylor, Half Moon Brewery,Leeds Brewery, Treboom Brewery, Ainsty Ales, Brew York, York Brewery and more!

Call for Beer Festival Sponsors

Interested in being a sponsor for our Beer Festival? There's still time to purchase barrels and get your name out there on our social media and tasting notes. Sponsoring a barrel will cost just £100. Contact us for more information.

Call for Beer Festival Volunteers and Gazebos

Want to help with our Beer Festival? We're looking for some good volunteers to help run our operations in one-hour shifts. Sell glasses? Or prosecco? Pies and snacks? Contact bishopthorpewhiterose@gmail.com if you're interested.

We have cover if the rain dampens the day, but if you have additional gazebos we can borrow for the weekend, send us an email at bishopthorpewhiterose@gmail.com. Thanks!

Spring Ball 2018

Thank you again for making our Spring Ball a success. We raised over £12,500 and have reached the £45,000 mark of our £80,000 target! Special thanks to our event sponsor, Naish Estate Agents & Solicitors, band sponsor Jorvik Tricycles and print sponsor York Print. Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated fantastic prizes to the raffle and silent auction, HUGE for providing the entertainment and music and Tailormade Sales for organising the event.

Let's put another Spring Ball on the books. Mark your calendars... Saturday 6 April 2019 at York Racecourse...is the date and place. We hope to once again see you there! More details to come...

Upcoming fundraising events and activities

6 April 2019

2nd Annual Bishopthorpe White Rose Football Club Spring Ball

It's the second annual Bishopthorpe White Rose Football Club Spring Ball at York Racecourse. Please join us for an evening of drinks, dinner, dancing, silent auction and prizes. Details to come...

16-17 November 2018

Bishopthorpe White Rose - The Marcia Inn Beer Festival

Bishopthorpe White Rose and The Marcia Inn are teaming up for a beer festival featuring a fine selection of ale, lager and more. Details to come.

29 September 2018

Curry Night

What a success. Thanks to all who attended this event. We raised £1,100 towards our fundraising goal!