Help Beverley RUFC to Survive & Thrive Post COVID

by Beverley RUFC in Beverley, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th February 2021 we successfully raised £17,543 with 174 supporters in 70 days

For over 130 years Beverley RUFC has been enabling the enjoyment of rugby in the community we serve via a group of dedicated volunteers.

by Beverley RUFC in Beverley, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All extra money raised will allow us do the things that have been put off or cancelled due to COVID, like improving the drainage on the pitches.

About Beverley Rugby Union Football Club and The Future

Since 1886 RUFC has been at the heart of the community in Beverley and surrounding area.  We have seen many players, supporters, friends and family through the club and many current players are second or even third generation, continuing to play here since they were minis, juniors, colts and adult senior rugby

A place where competition and friendship go hand in hand.  We have three senior teams and a fantastic Sunday morning mini, junior, colts and ladies and girls setup, getting kids playing and training from 6-18 years old. The club acts as a ‘hub’ for the local community and is a volunteer led and inclusive community Rugby Club.

The survival of the club is dependent on the support of the members and the community, . The day-by-day clubhouse and grounds upkeep commitments the club has are unceasing, and keeping the club open to support our members, rugby and other community activities is something we are desperate to sustain. 

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 How Covid 19 Has negatively Affected the Financial Position of The Club

  • Our annual Ladies day had to be cancelled with the club losing over £8000 in  income. The biggest single event income generator in a season.
  • Presentation evening, Hypnotist and Christmas lunch cancellations losing around £6000
  • Loss of sponsorship of around £5000 from reduced pitch-side boards, 1st team kit sponsor, Matchday programme and match sponsorships.
  • Loss of gate receipts £1400
  • Loss of representative U15 cup final during April
  • Membership subscriptions are down by £7400
  • Reduced bar and catering due to cancellation of events such as Wedding Receptions, Christenings, Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, – over the last 9 months £55,000and climbing.
  • Mental Health Sessions, Art classes, Salsa and all outside functions had to be cancelled reducing our ability to hire out our facilities.
  • Pitch maintenance work including Verti draining, top dressing and feeding using fertiliser was not undertaken this year due to lack of funds.   
  • Since lockdown began in March, the club has had to purchase two sets of Rugby posts due to the corrosion of the existing sets excluding the labour to install these the cost is in excess of £6000
  • To obtain our electrical certificate we also had to undertake emergency electrical works including replacing the heating,  installing new lighting in the cellar and changing rooms plus a new supply and for kitchen water heater with costs totaling over £5000
  • Our Long-term loan facilities with our banks are currently under review and are not guaranteed to be renewed.


What Will the Money Be Going Towards?

The funds raised through this crowdfunding initiative will go towards ensuring the financial sustainability of our club during the COVID-19 crisis; and onwards as we exit this difficult period. 

With the cessation of all sporting activities and the closure of our clubhouse, we have an estimated lost income of over £80,000 (to date) since the start of lockdown.   We urgently need financial support to keep basic services running and to prepare for the gradual re-opening and return to rugby at Beaver Park. This will support such items as:

  • Ground maintenance such as verti-draining, seeding, fertilizing, posts etc.
  • Emergency remedial works to the drainage on pitch 1 as the area from the clubhouse to the 22 metre line is  waterlogged.
  • Essential repairs to the club's infrastructure-heating, electrical safety, plumbing and drainage, decorating etc. 
  • Establishing a well-planned re-introduction to rugby and community activities at Beaver park in conformance with Government guidelines. 1610054285_new_post_prep.jpg
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1610054338_ground_crew.jpgBut now we really need YOUR support…Due to COVID-19, all activities at the club were suspended.

This not only resulted in the immediate loss of our weekly income from bar revenue at matches and the hire of our facilities, but the pandemic has also taken away 3 of our biggest  fundraising events; Ladies Day, Bestifal,  and our Presentation Awards. 

The income that these events generate for the club each year is essential in keeping the club doors open, and our facilities on offer to all in our community.

Please spread the word!  Make sure that all your family and friends know about this site.  Do not be afraid to share our effort on social media.   Most of all, please contribute no matter how small, all donations will be massively appreciated.

100% of all donations will go to our club, and our club only. And if we raise our target, we are hoping Sport England will provide up to 50% matched funding!


The Club and some supporters are kindly providing rewards for donations and pledges, please keep a close eye on the rewards available as we are adding rewards as often as we can.

By giving, pledging, or donating you are helping Beverley RUFC continue to be a hub for rugby and the community in the heart of Beverley, thank you very much.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

6 of 20 claimed

20% discount on a Gallon of beer

A gallon of hand pulled IPA or Beverley RUFC Ale all supplied by Greene King Reward only available at home matches or large organised events. RRP £25

£2 or more

13 of 20 claimed

Beverley RUFC Face Coverings

Beverley RUFC reusable Face masks

£3 or more

Bacon sandwich & any hot drink or any soft drink

Sunday morning offer, Bacon Sandwich plus choice of a hot drink or any soft drink for £3, voucher will be given so they do not have to all be used on the same day. Subject to COVID regulations

£4 or more

1 of 29 claimed

Socks for Mini & Juniors

Beverley RUFC Club socks ideal stocking fillers for Christmas Sizes 11-2 or 2-4 or 7-9

£4 or more

20 of 50 claimed

Any two Alcoholic drinks £4

Buy any two pints, 2 x bottles of beer or cider or two 187 ml bottles of wine for £4 Any double spirit £4 add any available mixer for £1 extra

£5 or more

1 of 20 claimed

20% Discounting at Hull Karting

20% discount off all bookings made at Hull Karting, Poorhouse Lane, Hull during January 2021

£5 or more

Two pints of Carling

2 pints of Carling at discounted price of £5 available when COVID restrictions allow.

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help the club you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£10 or more

19 of 40 claimed

Club Snoods

Treat yourself to a club snood nd help the fundraising campaign, available for collection from Neil or the outside bar. Saves having to remember your mask when visiting premises.

£10 or more

0 of 50 claimed

6 x 330ml bottles of Budweiser

6 x 330ml bottles of Budweiser sold as take away when COVID restrictions allow, twist top bottles, available for collection Sundays and Thursday evenings only

£10 or more

10 of 90 claimed

Beverley RUFC Polo shirts

Black polo shirts with Beverley RUFC & Lightsource emblem on the front, I've supported Beverley RUFC on the back in small letters. Please purchase these shirts kindly supplied via our sponsor Lightsource, see website for photos Sizes medium, large and XL

£10 or more

Add money onto your membership card

Top up your membership card to spend over the bar, everything you put on this reward will be added to your card and help our cashflow. Available to anyone who has paid membership for this or next season, Enjoy the discounts on bar prices when restrictions re lifted.

£20 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Family ticket for York Bird of Prey Centre RRP £32

York Bird of Prey Centre. Family ticket for 5 (2 Adults and 3 under 18's) RRP £32 Please kindly support one of our sponsors of a 1st team players York Bird of Prey Centre

£20 or more

£5 Voucher towards a Sports massage

Support our club Physio, £5 voucher towards any sports massage priced £20 or over for just £3

£30 or more

70% Discount on Social membership

Pledge £30 today and we'll reward you with... Social membership for the cost of £1.50 per month until August 31st 2022 RRP £100

£30 or more

7 of 12 claimed

Match ball sponsorship

Why not join our growing band of reputable local business sponsors. Each £30 donation entitles you/your company to be the match ball sponsor for a first team home game, including acknowledgment and logo in the match day programme.

£30 or more

0 of 2 claimed

40% off Routine Equine dental treatment

Routine Equine Dental Treatment appointments necessary, TC's apply. Mileage charges will apply to all bookings over 5 mile radius of Beverley More information available from Equine Dental services

£40 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Craftworx Jewellery Workshops Online Course

Craftworx Jewellery Workshops Online Course 12 Month Subscription Local silver clay jewellery artist and tutor, Tracey Spurgin, has donated 3 x 12 month subscriptions to any of her online courses (usual cost = £60 - £75). The courses are run as private Facebook groups and consist of a series of pre-recorded video tutorials which can be viewed as many times as you like during your subscriptions period. Choice of 12 courses

£50 or more

All Membership payments.

All Membership payments of due in January 2021 can now be paid through this reward

£60 or more

4 of 50 claimed

Join the 200 club for 2021

Pledge £60 today and we'll reward you with... Entry into the 200 Club draw for 12 months. The monthly draw is £100 & £50 12 month starts Jan 1st 2021 RRP £60

£100 or more

Vice President membership

Vice president membership including entrance to any Yorkshire Wolds matches, season 2020/21 With one pre match buffet, voting rights, an average of 10% reduction on alcoholic drinks at the inside bar with VP members card. If £130 is pledged you have the opportunity to apply for International tickets

£200 or more

2 of 20 claimed

£200- Sponsor one of our 1st team squad players

Donating £200 or more will provide you with a Player Sponsorship package for this season 2021/22. You can choose which player you would like to sponsor or one can be chosen for you.

£600 or more

1 of 6 claimed

£600 Match sponsorship silver package.

• Pre-match hospitality, including a 3 course sit down lunch, including entry to the ground, match programmes and lunch for up to 10 guests. • One perimeter advertising hoarding for the season. • Opportunity for product placement within the Clubhouse for that match day. • Club Membership. • Nominate and present the Man of the Match Award. RRP £800

£700 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Pitch side sponsorship board for 5yrs

Pitch-side Sponsorship Board Get a pitch-size advertising board for 5 years RRP £1250

£800 or more

1 of 6 claimed

Match sponsorship Gold package

• Pre-match hospitality, including a 3 course sit down lunch, including entry to the ground, match programmes and lunch for up to 20 guests. • One perimeter advertising hoarding for the season. • Opportunity for product placement within the Clubhouse for that match day. • Club Membership. • Nominate and present the Man of the Match Award. RRP £1000

£8 or more

2 of 2 claimed

20% Discount on Tecso vouchers

£10 Tesco voucher with a 20% discount =£8

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Haircut for £10 RRP £13.50

Pasha Turkish Barbers Beverley have donated a free hair cut. Beverley RUFC are very pleased to work with one of our local independent shops who have supported our appeal. To be used Mon-Thurs in January/February 2021

£10 or more

9 of 9 claimed

Club branded baseball cap.

Only 9 currently available will be put on the crowdfunded tonight, £10 each kindly donated for sale by Bomber As picture on Beverley RUFC Facebook page, please give our support to Bombers kind gesture

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Comedy Lounge vouchers

2 x £10 Vouchers to be used at the comedy lounge Hull Kindly supplied by Paul Hazell our Hypnotist/Comedian

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Guest and Philips Voucher

A £20 voucher kindly donated by Guest & Philips of Beverley offered with a 25% discount towards the fundraiser.

£18 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Las Vegas nails £20 voucher for £18 =10% discount

Las Vegas Nails have kindly donated a Voucher to assist Beverley RUFC, please help and support this local independent business.

£18 or more

1 of 1 claimed

2 x £10 Meat Vouchers buy both for £18

Ye Old Pork Shop Beverley who have kindly donated 2 x £10 Vouchers to assist Beverley RUFC please support this local independent business. Vouchers can only be used during January or February 2021

£18 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pig & Whistle voucher

Pig & Whistle have kindly donated a £20 Voucher to assist Beverley RUFC. Please support one of our local independent restaurants who have kindly supported Beverley RUFC.

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£20 Reward

Fraternity men's barbers have kindly donated two £20 Vouchers to assist Beverley RUFC Please help us to assist one of our local independent shops,

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 or more Reward

MOT kindly donated by Thomas & Berriman Mill Lane Berriman

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Round of Golf for 2 @ Cottingham Parks Golf Club

Vouchers for round of Golf for 2 people at |Cottingham Parks |Golf Club Valid until 31st May 2021

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Mid week round of golf for 4 people RRP £100

Beverley Golf club have donated a round of golf for 4 people mid week at anytime during 2021. Tee time must be booked with the pro in advance.

£90 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£90 Weekend Round of Golf for 4 people 25% saving

Beverley Golf club have donated a round of golf for 4 people on a weekend at anytime during 2021. Tee time must be booked with the pro in advance. RRP £120

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