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On 1st February eight intrepid staff and volunteers from YAC and the CBA donned Roman tunics, helmets, spears, shields and swords and set off with our Roman standard and replica trumpet to conquer six laps of York's City Walls in aid of the Dig Deep for YAC campaign www.yac-uk.org/yaccampaign!  And conquer it we did!

 

Setting off at first light (well eight o’clock) on a chilly but clear morning we entered York’s City Walls at Bootham Bar without any resistance from the locals.  In fact those driving past in their cars were more inclined to offer friendly, if bemused, waves!  We had a long way to go to cover the distance a Roman soldier walked in a day but we were up for the challenge.  With a rallying call on our trumpet we marched our first lap and soon realised just how fit Roman soldiers were.  Our helmets, shields and spears grew heavier on each lap and our trumpet calls became less impressive as the day wore on.  We certainly needed our Roman army rations of oat cakes and dried fruit to keep our aching muscles moving.

 

So, with a clattering of swords, a triumphant trumpet call and cheers from well wishers we completed our sixth lap at 5pm.  With weary legs, aching necks (those helmets are heavy!) and a distinct aroma we gathered for our final march back to YAC HQ safe in the knowledge that we had faced and met our Roman challenge.  In the process we had raised awareness of the great work YAC does, been filmed and photographed and continued to raise much needed funds to save YAC’s Branches.  It was worth it!

 

You can still donate and all the money I raise will go to our Dig Deep for YAC Campaign aimed at saving the fantastic, volunteer-run, UK-wide network of YAC Branches www.yac-uk.org/yaccampaign YAC Branches give young people a wide range of opportunities to get involved with archaeology.  Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So please dig deep for YAC and donate now. 

 

To see a full range of photos and a video clip of our walk please visit www.yac-uk.org/yaccampaign/events/romans

 

 

Raising money for

Young Archaeologists' Club

Young Archaeologists' Club

Charity Registration No. 287815

The Young Archaeologists' Club is the only UK-wide club for children and young people who want to get into in archaeology. There are more than 60 YAC branches throughout Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland, run by around 500 volunteers. YAC is part of the Council for British Archaeology.

Donations 37

Donation by Anonymous on 05/02/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Mark Bell on 05/02/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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From Beedon Archaeological Group We think it was a brilliant idea. Hope you have all recovered

Donation by Cynthia Pocock on 03/02/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Mission accomplished Wendi. Wel done to you and all in the team! The Denton Corps of Vigiles and Glassblowers.

Donation by Roy and Joy Grogan Siphonaria I & II on 03/02/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Wendi

Donation by Tony Robinson on 03/02/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Wendi. xx

Donation by Celia Kennedy on 03/02/12

£20.00

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Well done Wendi! Hope your aching limbs have recovered. Jackie and Dave

Donation by Jackie Peacock on 03/02/12

£10.00

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Ave! Well done today! :)

Donation by Marcus Smith on 01/02/12

£20.00

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hi wendi i hear you completed your walk !! well done! sorry donation is late but its there now. much love carole & steve xx

Donation by Carole Cunliffe on 01/02/12

£20.00

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Go girl! xxxxxx

Donation by Fiona Griffin on 31/01/12

£10.00

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Good luck Wendi! Anne Neville salutes you!

Donation by Sarah Dhanjal on 31/01/12

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Hope all goes well on Wednesday. We will be thinking of you. Hope the weather is kind. Love from richard and Liz.

Donation by Richard Spencer on 31/01/12

£20.00

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Happy hiking! Hope you raise a £bundle for YAC.

Donation by Alexander Hunt on 31/01/12

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Hope you have a great time on Wednesday, from all at Past Horizons

Donation by Margaret Struckmeier on 31/01/12

£20.00

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Have fun being a Roman on Wednesday! And good luck with #SaveYAC

Donation by Sarah McCarthy on 30/01/12

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All the best ! Anne

Donation by Anne Brockington on 30/01/12

£20.00

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Great idea and hope you get lots of support for a very worthy cause

Donation by Lindsey Bedford on 30/01/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Nick Price on 30/01/12

£10.00

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Best of British - or should I say Roman?

Donation by John Hill on 30/01/12

£20.00

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Good luck to you and the team! Best wishes, Marjolein

Donation by Marjoleine Butler on 30/01/12

£10.00

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This is a contribution to the whole platoon (assuming their caligae remain intact and they all finish the course). Bona fortuna Rowan

Donation by Rowan Whimster on 29/01/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Madeleine Spencer on 27/01/12

£5.00

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We hope Romans wore really good trainers! Good Luck, love Josie, Ed, Hazel and Baby Ollie. xxx

Donation by Edward Lawton on 26/01/12

£20.00

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Best of luck Wendi! Love Greg & Soph

Donation by Greg Spencer on 26/01/12

£20.00

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Good luck with the fundraising!

Donation by Bronwen Russell on 24/01/12

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£545.00
  • Offline donations£371.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£916.00
  • Gift Aid£128.75

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