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All aboard the Good Ship YAC

Team CBA are taking to the river Ouse on Sunday 13th July to compete in the annual York Dragon Boat Race. The team are fundraising to support the Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC). Show your support through SPONSORSHIP today

Flying the flag for YAC

The ‘New YAC Dolls’ are a crack fundraising team comprising CBA staff and family members. Last year, members of the team competed, in relay, in the York Marathon raising the sum of £3,000. This year the team are taking their fundraising activities from land to water, to pilot a craft in the York Dragon Boat Race. The intrepid team will be flying the flag for YAC: the Young Archaeologists’ Club, which is coordinated by the CBA and facilitates engagement with the past for young people aged 8-17 years. 

Elvie Thompson, CBA Head of Engagement and Dragon Boat team captain

Elvie Thompson, CBA Head of Engagement and Dragon Boat team captain

Support from across the heritage sector

YAC relies on support from across the heritage sector and volunteer members of the public. In-kind contributions include the provision of venues for YAC sessions to be held at; volunteer hours by individuals planning activities and leading sessions; and the lending of equipment and artefacts.

Phil Harding of Wessex Archaeology, and formerly Time Team, has long been a strong advocate of the club for young people. This year he joins the good ship YAC, quite literally, taking the role of drummer aboard the Dragon Boat.

Mick Aston, who sadly passed away last year, was also a firm supporter of YAC. In recognition, the New YAC Dolls will be wearing stripy tops in memory of Mick. 

Archaeologist Phil Harding lending his support to fundraising for YAC

Archaeologist Phil Harding lending his support to fundraising for YAC

Why YAC needs your support

There are 600 volunteers involved in YAC throughout the UK. The central support provided by the CBA gives all of them insurance, training and resources, day-to-day and emergency advice, helping to ensure that the thousands of young people who get involved in YAC are safe, happy, and have a brilliant experience of archaeology.

We think that YAC is very special, and hope that you agree. 

You can show your support by making a donation, every £££ really helps: bit.ly/1niEpOw

A YAC member learning about and contributing to historic building conservation

A YAC member learning about and contributing to historic building conservation

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