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Support the Hadrian’s Wall Fundraising Walk for the CBA

This weekend members of the CBA will start a gruelling walk along the length of Hadrian’s Wall to raise money and support for the CBA (www.britarch.co.uk).

The CBA is an educational charity working in the UK to involve people in archaeology.  The organisations activities are wide ranging and they are responsible for many great initiatives, such as the Festival of British Archaeology and Young Archaeologists Club (YAC).  The organisation acts as a voice in the interest of the UK’s heritage and does a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of all.

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Suzie Thomas (former CBA staff) and Sarah Dhanjal (YAC Branch leader) will start a ten-day walk along the entire length of the historic monument Hadrian’s wall. They will be joined in sections by Vicky Coates (YAC Membership Co-ordinator) and Mike Heyworth (CBA Director) aiming to arrive at their final destination on Tuesday the 1st of May.

The purpose of the walk is to raise money and membership for both the CBA and the YAC.  In particularly the aim is to raise enough money to ensure the continuation of the Young Archaeologist Club.  This club is a brilliant opportunity for children across the country to get hands-on opportunities to discover more about the past.  Volunteers, including staff from Wessex Archaeology, run the individual clubs. They give up their time because they believe that this is a brilliant way to encourage new generations to appreciate and look after our heritage.  The funding will among other things provide support to the volunteers to continue these activities, as well as continue the YAC magazine and website.

You can help support the CBA in the following ways

  • To donate money for the walk at their JustGiving webpage, click here.
  • To become a member of the CBA, click here.
  • To become a member of YAC, click here.

Follow Sarah and Suzie’s progress on their Facebook page.

 

CBA Community Archaeology Bursary placement at Wessex Archaeology

The CBA also runs the Community Archaeology Bursaries Project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future programme, with additional support from English Heritage, Cadw and Historic Scotland.

Wessex Archaeology recently received a bursary to employ Angus Forshaw, who will be trained as a community archaeologist, developing skills and experience in working with the public through our educational and community activities.  Keep an eye out on our blog to find out what Angus gets up to in the coming year.

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