the mayflower

Sailing the Mayflower is a youth-led project which takes the sailing of the Mayflower in 1620 as the starting point to enhance community cohesion and integration.

The Mayflower was an English ship that transported the first English migrants from Rotherhithe (SE16) to the New World in 1620. The crew and passengers became the first permanent European settlers in America!

Get involved

Because of its history, the Mayflower became a symbol for migrants integration in society. This is especially relevant today, in Rotherhithe as elsewhere, in light of the increase in hate crimes and divisions between newcomers and local citizens. Community cohesion is one of the most difficult challenges today's societies are facing. Do you, like us, want to make a difference? Get involved and submit your piece of work! At the end of this exciting competition, an award ceremony will gather together the participants, local families and organizations to celebrate the winners and the achievements of the campaign. Aiming to gather more than 100 local people, the event will use the submissions of the competition to discuss key themes of migration, community and integration. A safe space to discuss sensitive issues open and freely will be created to benefit and empower marginalized and local youths and their families in the Southwark area. Remember your work should reflect the main theme of the project, namely the celebration of the sailing of the Mayflower as a symbol of migrants integration.

“The Southwark Mayflower 400 Fund is proud to support RJ4All’s commemoration of the Mayflower voyage through a public competition for children and young people in SE16.”
Matthew Allgood
United St Saviour’s Charity Southwark