One Small Candle Plymouth Herald Community Award Winner
One Small Candle, Plymouth Mayflower 400 Pilgrim Ambassador’s, won the Plymouth Herald Community Award. December 7th 2016
David Saunders founder of One Small Candle said “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded this enormous honour, totally unexpected and very welcome as we grow our offering to Mayflower 400 in 2020. I’d like to thank Sophia 9, Daisy 9, Charlie 10, my wife Elizabeth Saunders along with Dan and Sarah Gomery and our late friend Simon Gomery” .
David said “It’s not all about me and I would say that anyone could take a part in the project which is aimed squarely at Mayflower 400 in 2020. We’re always on the lookout for quality volunteers who are kind and personable. In particular we are looking to strengthen our committee as we get ever busier”
“A lot of people have supported One Small Candle on our journey so far and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts”
David added “We have a lot happening in 2017 and will be introducing the One Small Candle Choir and Philharmonic. There will be an exciting local schools drama departments element added (more on that soon!) plus we will be adding to our Mayflower Heritage Trail with re-enactors appearing along the trail”
“We are also very happy to say that our junior Pilgrims Sophia 9, Daisy 9 and Charlie 10 will be with us throughout what will be a busy and eventful year” “We have a few new adult Pilgrims on the way too” “The children add so much to the project and are practising some short historic parts to all our appearances”
Mayflower Descendant Betsy Samson-Andrews said…”One Small Candle winning the Plymouth Herald Community Award is so very well deserved! As a proud descendant of 11 Mayflower passengers I am so happy and excited they are keeping history alive for us and future generations. They are also reminding us of the very strong bond between our wonderful Countries. Congratulation One Small Candle and I can’t wait until 2020.”