Sunday, 6 April 2014

Historical shield parade at Relay for Life 2014

"Hold the line!" - 300 
Dear everyone, 

This year, 30 members of the Archaeology Society are taking part in the Relay for Life 2014 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. We have come up with quite a special idea to create a buzz and attract people to our fundraising stall - while at the same time, showing UCD what we archaeologists do ! 

We will be hosting a "Historical Shield Parade" at 3pm on the opening day of the Relay, Wednesday 9th April. 

What will this consist of? Very simply, a group of us , having done Combat Archaeology with Dr. Peatfield, and made a shield as part of our assignment, will be marching around the Relay track for one lap and showing off these shields. We will be joined by other students in historical (more or less accurate) fancy dress, we will have a special soundtrack being played for us, and a little bird told me we will be equipped with replica Viking horns to make as much noise as possible !

So COME SEE US ! Come support us !

It is not too late to join the parade, all you need is either a shield or a costume - or just your enthusiasm and your shouts ! - just either email Alex at and let her know, or simply turn up on the day at 2:45pm and join the fun !

And remember you can support us by donating online to our fundraising page: 

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