A: 17-24-30 represents the combined dates of the London nail bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho which took place on the 17th, 24th and 30th April 1999.
Q: When was 17-24-30 founded?
A: A Facebook group was set up in April 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks. We registered as a small charity with HM Revenue and Customs in August 2011 (Ref XT30898) and with the Charity Commission in August 2019 (Ref 1184819).
Q: What does 17-24-30 do?
A: Our primary aim is to organise and facilitate the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR to mark the anniversaries of the attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho, and National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NationalHCAW in October.
We believe that it is important to remember the victims of hate crime, to show our support to those who have had their lives changed forever by acts of hate.
We state that hate crime is no acceptable in our communities and that we will work together to tackle this problem.
17-24-30’s secondary aim is to spread a message of H.O.P.E. across the UK and beyond to encourage local authorities (including councils and police services), key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together.
Q. What does H.O.P.E. stand for?
A: H.O.P.E. stands for
Hate crime awareness,
Operational response to hate crime,
Preventing hate crime and
Empowering communities to report hate crime and access victim support services.
This October’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week will be unlike any other hate crime awareness week that we have ever delivered due to the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.
Traditionally it would be a time of hate crime awareness engagement events and activities with staff and volunteers from local authorities, key partners and communities affected by hate crime all doing their bit to encourage people to come together to tackle local hate crime issues in their areas around the UK.
However this year many of those events won’t go ahead as planned. Like the annual Service of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime that is usually hosted by St Paul’s Cathedral.
The service has been cancelled but all is not lost – the lighting of the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime will still be lit – this year by a member of the disabled community in memory of the 18 victims of disability hate crime mentioned in the 2008 Report “Getting Away with Murder: Disabled people’s experiences of hate crime in the UK“.
This year the slogan of the week is We Stand Together Against Hate, the words emblazened on bright yellow t-shirts, badges and hate crime reporting cards funded by the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime for distribution across London. Whilst pdf copies of hate crime awareness posters and leaflets can be downloaded from the NationalHCAW website https://nationalhcaw.uk/plan-your-nationalhcaw
Appeal for photos and statements of support
This year we are writing to leaders across the political, social and reglious spectrum to ask for a photo and statement of support for the national week.
We will contact the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and leaders of other political parties.
We will write to members of the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Assembly.
We will welcome statements of support from Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords. It would be really helpful if people across the UK could contact their local MPs and encouage them to add their support.
We will reach out to the Police and Crime Commissioners for their support across the UK.
Since 2012 we have had statements of support from all kinds of people and we welcome them now more than ever.
What we will do with the photos and statements of support?
We will share the photos and statements of support in three ways. First we will add them to a page on our WordPress blog, second we will share them via our Facebook page and third we will add them to this year’s Hate Crime Google Map.
Since 2009 we have had statements of support from the following Prime Ministers; Gordon Brown, David Cameron, and Theresa May. Letters from the leaders of the Opposition include Ed Miliband and Jeremy Corbyn.
Letters have been received from the Leaders of the Liberal Democrats, the Green Party, Local borough Mayors, Members of Parliament, Members of the House of Lords, Police and Crime Commissioners, Ministers from the Home Office (including the Home Secreatry) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
You can view our National Facebook page here and our charity Facebook pagehere.
You can view this year’s Hate Crime Google Map here. On the map you will find markers for the statements (Yellow) we receive, markers for any articles (Black) published about the national week, markers for any events (Blue) going ahead (including virtual events that are taking place) and markers for council websites (Red Cross/Green Tick) – indicating whether they display hate crime information or not.
The annual Hate Crime Google Map has been produced annually since 2015.
Where should people send their photos and statements of support?
Please send jpeg photos and text of statements to Mark Healey at firstname.lastname@example.org (sending us the text of a statement enables us to easily copy and paste it over to our social media)
Signed physical copies of letters should be address to our mail address; 17-24-30 NationalHCAW, Studio 151, 15 Ingestre Place, W1f 0JH.
Getting Away With Murder: disabled people’s experiences of hate cirme in the UK was written by Katharine Quarmby and published by SCOPE in 2008
Section 143 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 allows for sentences to be increased for disablist hate crimes. The law specifically refers to hostility based on ‘the disability or perceived disability of the victim’ and offences motivated by hostility towards persons who have a disability. However, although disablist crime is recognised by the law, this does not seem to be reflected in people’s attitudes and such crimes attract little public outcry. There is a deep lack of awareness about disablist crime, similar to the public’s ignorance of racist hate crimes prior to the Stephen Lawrence case. This was not taken seriously in its early stages – but it eventually became a watershed case, which resonated widely with the public and led to stiffer sentencing for racist crime. Disablist crimes should be treated with the same seriousness by the public as murders motivated by racism or homophobia.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week was founded in 2012, evolving out of the series of hate crime vigils that took place after the death of Ian Baynham in 2009. The first London Vigil Against Hate Crime took place on the 30th October 2009 with over 29.000 people sharing messages about the event around the world and over 10,000 people gathering to say No To Hate in Trafalgar Square.
The charity 17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week (1184819) registered in August 2019 evolved from a Facebook Group that was set up by Mark Healey and Ryan Parkins in March 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of the nail bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho. Since then the charity has organised the April Acts of Remembrance to mark the anniversaries of these attacks, the London Hate Crime Vigils between 2009 to 2012, and National Hate Crime Awareness Weeks from 2012 to the current day. In 2019 over 70% of councils around the UK took part in the national week.
Mark Healey was an Olympic Torchbearer during the London Olympics 2012, was awarded the 272nd UK Points of Light Award for his anti-hate crime work by Prime Minister David Cameron in June 2015, honoured with the Edwin Shucker Upstander Award in 2016, City for All Volunteer of the Year by the City of Westminster in 2019 and recognised with a Lifetime Achievements Award by the National NO2H8 Awards in 2019.
Mark is passionate about tackling all forms of hate crime with over 33 years experience of community development work with the LGBT+ communities. 3 years experience as Lambeth’s Hate Crime Prevention Coordinator, 3 years working as an Engagement and Communciations Coordinator tackling Disability Hate Crime at Real (a disabled people’s organisation in Tower Hamlets) and is now employed part-time at the Metro Charity as their new Croydon Hate Crime Officer. He runs 17-24-30 NationalHCAW in a voluntary capacity in his spare time.
National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime. The lighting of a natinal candle had become a tradtion at St Paul’s Cathedral where it has been lit and displayed each National Hate Crime Awareness Week since 2012. It is usually lit by a victim’s family or friends in their memory. Nick Moore (2012), Ian Baynham (2013), Sophie Lancaster (2014), Mohammed Saleem (2015), 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando and 20 disabled people murdered in a care home in Japan (2016), MP Jo Cox and those killed and injured in the London Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Manchester Areana and Finsbuary Park Mosque attacks (2017), Altab Abli and Stephen Lawrence (2018), and Johnny Delaney (2019).
This year Albert Adams, Raymond Atherton, Kevin Davies, Christopher Foulkes, Steven Gale, Colin Greenwood, Frankie Hardwick, Shawei He, Barrie-John Horrell, Steven Hoskin, Rikki Judkins, Christine Lakinski, Brent Martin, Sean Miles, Laura Milne, Keith Philpott, Fiona Pilkington and William Ripsher will be remembered during the lighting of the National candle which will be on display during National Hate Crime Awareness Week at St Paul’s Catehdral (10th – 17th Octber 2020). The lighting of the candle will be filmed and shared on the Cathedral’s website for the first time this year.
There is an archive on the national website https://nationalhcaw.uk/nationalhcaw-archive covering the history of the charity from April 2009 to the current day. A separate page https://nationalhcaw.uk/april-acts-of-remembrance covers the history of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho and the April Acts of Remembrance that take place on the 17th, 24th and 30th April each year (the dates from which we take the first part of our charities name 17-24-30).
“Everything we do is about bringing people together, to remember those we have lost and those who need our ongoing support, to say NO to hate in our communities and make them safer places for everyone to coexist.”
” We spread a message of H.O.P.E. Raising Hate crime awareness, improving Operational responses to hate crime, Preventing hate crime where possible and Empowering communities to work together.”
On our Planning your NationalHCAW website page there are free pdf resources to download. London organisations can register interest in recieving free resources funded by MOPAC and there are left-over resources from previous that can be purchased via ebay with all proceeds going to the charity.
The Mayor’s Officer Policing and Crime has confirmed funding for London to pay for resources for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020.
This will include bright yellow t-shirts bearing the slogan “We Stand Together Against Hate” with the hash tag #NationalHCAW and website http://www.nationalhcaw.uk, yellow button badges and hate crime reporting cards with the same slogan. NationalHCAW badges and leaflets promoting the annual week.
The idea behind the business size hate crime reporting cards is simple – people put them in their wallets/purses and forget about them until they are required.
In the first instance the card is abut encouraging people to report what they witness or experience to the police – if people don’t want to talk to the police then there is a dedicated hate crime reporting page on the national website that provides details of number of organisations that provide advice and support.
View the NationalHCAW Hate Crime Reporting page here.
There is an interactive Google Map showing every council website across the UK with markers indicating whether the councils provide hate crime information on their websites or not. Sadly there are still a number of councils that don’t provide information on their websites but we hope this Google map will help raise awareness and change that.
The resources are due to arrive in London on the 28th September and will be divided into two lots.
The first lot (a) will be divided into 12 bundles of resources which will be picked up by the 12 BCU Hate Crime Officers that cover the 32 boroughs of London. They will then cascade resources down to the groups and organisations that they engage with in their areas.
The second lot (b) will be packed into 300 Hate Crime Packs which will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to London-based groups and organisations. If you represent one of these organisations you are invited to register your interest today. It is hoped that we will get the 300 packs distributed during the first week of October – just in time for events starting on Saturday 10th October.
Register your interest for resources here (you will need to complete a Google form).
The national week takes place during the second week of October each year, between the second and third Saturday of the month (10th to 17th October this year).
View the NationalHCAW website for further information here.
It is organised by registered charity 17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week (1184819).
17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week (1184819)
On the 1st May 2020 we used the Pages to Watch feature on Facebook to rank the London Borough LGBT+ Facebook pages (including the London Stands with Orlando) in order of which pages had the most likes.
Does your borough have it’s own LGBT+ Facebook page? How is it doing compared to other LGBT+ Facebook pages? We hope that this short video will encourage you to like and support your local LGBT+ Borough page and connect with the LGBT+ community online.
17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week (1184819)
On the 1st May 2020 we used the Pages to Watch feature on Facebook to rank the London Borough Councils Facebook pages (including the City of London) in order of which Council Facebook pages had the most likes.
How is your council doing?
We hope this encourages you to like and support your local council and get residents connected online.
17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week (1184819) will be appealing for letters of support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020.
We will be writing to leaders across the social and political spectrum to gain their support for the national week – asking them for a statement of support and a photo that we can share on this page, on this year’s National Google Map 2020 and across our social media profiles.
Statements should be sent with a jpeg photo to email@example.com
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Leader of the Green Party
Members of Parliament
Members of the House of Lords
Mayor of London
London Borough Mayors
Police and Crime Commissioners
Northern Ireland Assembly
Links to letters from previous years are available here;
17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week (1184819) has launched a series of videos to promote its charity work.
The first video gives an overview of the charities work organising the April Acts of Remembrance, the London Vigils against Hate Crime, National Hate Crime Awareness Week and it’s annual H.O.P.E. Campaign.
April Acts of Remembrance
The second video gives an overview of the April Acts of Remembrance.
A set of three videos focus on the three separate acts of remembrance. The first focuses on the history of the Brixton Acts of Remembrance.
Brick Lane Remembers
The second of the set of three videos focuses on the history of the Brick Lane Acts of Remembrance.
The third of the set of three videos focuses on the history of the Soho Acts of Remembrance.
Reporting Hate Crime
The final video promotes hate crime reporting. In the first instance to the police, then to local council authorities and third party organisations.
This will be a longer act of remembrance – it is custom that friends and family meet up at the Admiral Duncan on Old Compton Street. We then walk as a group from the Admiral Duncan round to St Anne’s Gardens on Wardour Street for a short service including a couple of speeches, words from the local priest at St Anne’s Church, a poem read by a member of the Moore family and a couple of songs sung by the Diversity Choir.
Sadly because of the Coronavirus we won’t be able to do this in person but we hope to facilitate an online gathering using Zoom. Details to be confirmed shortly.
We are sorry to hear from Gate Herts that Winifred (Cussy) Delaney, Johnny Delaney’s mother has sadly passed away.
Johnny Delaney, a 15 year old Irish Traveller was murdered in a racist attack. The attack took place on May 28th, 2003, in the middle of a playing field in Ellesmere Port, a town across the Mersey river where he had gone to visit friends. The Roma Gypsy Traveller communities have long campaigned for the attack to be recognised as a hate crime.
We remembered Johnny Delaney during the last annual service at St Paul’s Cathedral (October 2019) and the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime was lit in his memory. The candle remained lit within the Cathedral for the duration of National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Our love and condolences go out to Winifred’s family, friends and the Roma, Gypsy Traveller communities.
You can watch a video recording of the service here;
It is with great sadness that we share the news that one of our fabulous volunteers Paul Quigley died last month following complications caused by the Coronavirus.
One of my favourite memories of Paul is the day he volunteered to help us pack 300 boxes that we were sending out to organisations across the whole of the UK.
I had been chatting to him down the Duke of Wellington when he offered his services – a few days later he turned up at my flat.
You should have seen his face as he turned the corner into my lounge and saw the 300 boxes that I had put together the night before ready to be packed with t-shirts, badges and wristbands.
We laughed, the boxes towered over Paul but he wasn’t put off by the task in hand – he took off his jacket and got stuck in counting badges.
It’s very difficult to find the right words to express our sadness at losing Paul, he was one of a kind. Speaking during Paul’s online Funeral Service organised by his brother Kevin his father Gerry said;
“To all your friends Paul, who are all here and across the world, we have never realised, to be perfectly honest, how popular you were,”
Paul was a popular guy, a genuine warm-hearted soul who could be quite outspoken at times. He had a gorgeous smile and the ability to make those around him laugh with his witty observations. He had good circle of friends, both at work and out of work. We often enjoyed a drink and a chat together in Soho and he was involved in the Lewisham LGBT Forum. We went to several meetings together.
Paul did a lot to help people, participating in numerous charity events. He took part in a Beard Aid fundraiser at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern and was one of several people who volunteer to have his beard shaved off to raise money for the Terrence Higgins Trust and GMFA. He joked with me afterwards – “what have I done, I have the face of a baby”.
His brother Kevin has put together a guide “Using Zoom for Funeral Services” for people organising online services which he hopes will help others during these challenging times.
Details of the service were featured in an article in The Economist here and there was an article that appeared in Pink News here.
His family are happy for donations to be made to any of the charities that Paul supported, including the Terrence Higgins Trust (donation page) and GMFA (donation page). Paul’s best friend Claire Mitchell has set up a birthday fundraiser for 17-24-30 in his memory here.
Paul will be sorely missed. Our love and condolences go out to his family and friends.