Fear for future of Candlelit Dartmouth
Candlelit Dartmouth has reached another crisis point amid fears that the town cannot drum up enough support to even help organise the two-day Christmas extravaganza.
The annual fun event, with its late-night shopping, lantern procession and waterborne visiting Santa, attracts hundreds of people in the town every Christmas.
But organiser Steve Thomas has revealed that there is now virtually no one left to organise the major town event – except him.
And if he cannot find a band of volunteers to back the Candlelit effort, it could be snuffed out.
Steve has now organised a public meeting for next Thursday in an appeal for helpers to keep Candlelit Dartmouth alive.
He said: ‘In the years that I’ve been involved in running Candlelit, there has been no shortage of people coming forward with ideas to improve the event. Ideas are not what Candlelit needs right now. It’s not even major fundraising that’s needed – although some of that will be required to secure the event for the future. What’s needed right now is for people to step forward who are prepared to contribute their own time and effort to really make things happen.’