Q&A About 17-24-30 NationalHCAW


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Q: What does “17-24-30” stand for?

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)

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 actively 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.

Further Links

For more information about what we do download 17-24-30 Trifold Leaflet 2018 PDF

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Jersey taking part in National Hate Crime Awareness Week for the first time

National Google Map - Jersey

Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, between England and France. A self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom, with a mix of British and French cultures, it’s known for its beaches, cliffside walking trails, inland valleys and historic castles.

It is also the first of the Channel Islands to declare that it is taking part in National Hate Crime Awareness Week this year. We just added a marker to the NationalHCAW Google Map 2019. Click here to view the map on the national NationalHCAW website.

Reported in the Jersey Evening Post, the first campaign began on the 10th June, FLYERS are due to be distributed Islandwide and adverts screened on TV from today as the States police launches its first ever hate-crime awareness campaign.

Stop Hate Jersey

The force are hoping to encourage more victims of abuse to come forward. Last year 37 reports were made – 26 relating to abuse concerning race or religion – but figures suggest that this is just a fraction of the problem.

Acting Inspector Manny De Freitas, the States police lead on the campaign, said: ‘In launching this campaign, we want to encourage victims in Jersey to come forward to report incidents of hate crime. Only by reporting it, and perpetrators being brought to justice, can we stop it from occurring.’

A dedicated section of the States police website was also due to go live today and certain police vehicles are to be branded with the campaign’s artwork, which includes the slogan: ‘Hate doesn’t belong here’. Adverts are also due to appear in parish magazines.

Charity Prison!Me!NoWay!!!, which educates children about the consequences of crime, is to hold a range of lessons in all secondary schools and at Highlands College on hate crime in June and October this year.

Hate crimes are offences that are aggravated by prejudice against a person’s gender, race, religion, sexuality of disability. Currently, prosecutors must prove that a crime, such as assault, breach of the peace or malicious damage, has been committed with hate as an aggravating factor.

Under a proposed new Hate Crime and Prejudice law, which is being drafted and is due to go out to consultation later this year, police powers are due to be ‘greatly enhanced’ which could result in more offenders appearing in court.

Jim Hopley, chairman of the Community Advisory Group, said: ‘The occurrence of hate crime in all its manifestations, including via social media, is something we should be aware of.

‘When suffered or witnessed we can, and should, do something about it in the certain knowledge that wherever possible action will be taken to stamp this insidious crime out.

‘This campaign, fully supported by the Community Advisory Group, invites us all to recognise hate crime and to play our part, working in partnership with the police to stand against it.’

A second part of the States police campaign is due to run in October to coincide with National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

For more information visit https://jersey.police.uk/be-safe/hate-crime/hate-crime-campaign-2019.

To report hate crime call 612612 or 999 in an emergency. The States police have also teamed up with Stop Hate UK who have a 24-hour helpline on 08001 381625. Their website is stophateuk.org.


Are you organising an event for National Hate Crime Awareness Week? Check out our Planning your NationalHCAW page on our national website and make sure you register you event so we can publicise it through our News and social media and place a marker on our NationalHCAW Google Map 2019.

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New and updated NationalHCAW resources uploaded to website

17-24-30 NationalHCAW have added new and updated NationalHCAW resources to their national website for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019.

HOPE Campaign updated for 2019

HOPE Campaign 2019

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HOPE Flyer A6 leaflet 2019

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NationalHCAW 2019 Blank Posters

NationalhCAW Frames 2019

NationalHCAW Frames 2019

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NationalHCAW Leaflet 2019

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NationalHCAW 3 steps to register an event 2019

Check out the Planning your NationalHCAW page on the national website here.

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NationalHCAW UK website promotion

17-24-30 NationalHCAW have given our national website a complete overhaul to get it ready for National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NationalHCAW 2019.

The colour scheme for the website is orange this year, with an updated NationalHCAW logo and using the “No place for hate crime the UK” slogan.

We are encouraging everyone to use the #NationalHCAW hash tag this year.

This national website is organised into seven sections:

 1) Home page

Layout of this website. About 17-24-30. About National Hate Crime Awareness Week. About the NationalHCAW archive. Reporting Hate crime. About Rainbow Boroughs. About the April Acts of Remembrance. Contact us. 

2) News section

News feed from our 17-24-30 WordPress blog. Subscribe to our newsletter. Social Media links – Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Hash Tags.

3) Plan your NationalHCAW

Step by step  guide to planning your National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

4) Report Hate Crime

What is hate crime? What is a hate crime incident? How to report hate crime. Police website, independent and specialist advice and support services.

5) NationalHCAW Archive

National Hate Crime Awareness Weeks 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and link to planning 2019. National Google Maps 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. London Vigils Against Hate Crime  2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. 

6) Staff and Volunteers

17-24-30 NationalHCAW, Board of Trustees, members of staff, volunteers, other projects and join our team.

7) April Acts of Remembrance

About the April Acts of Remembrance, Remembering with Rainbows, Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho, archive section. 

We will be promoting the website across our social media profiles; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – initially uploading images to Facebook Photo Albums on both our 17-24-30 and NationalHCAW Facebook pages.

You will need a Facebook account in order to view these photo albums.


We have created two sets of the images, orange for our NationalHCAW Facebook page, and red for our 17-24-30 Facebook page. Each image once clicked on provides a link to one of the seven sections on our website.

17-24-30 NationalHCAW hope that people and organisations supporting the national week across the UK will use their social media to like, love and share these images to help us promote the national website to their followers.

We hope this will help our campaign reach make millions of impressions this year as well as providing signposting to advice and support organisations around the UK.

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Letters of support 2019


Every year we received letters of support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NationalHCAW 2019 from across the social and political spectrum.

We will be adding these letters of support below on this post and on this year’s National Google Map 2018 here as we received them.

Letters should be sent with a jpeg photo to info@nationalhcaw.uk

Political Leaders


Members of Parliament

Members of the House of Lords

Mayor of London

London Borough Mayors

Police and Crime Commissioners

Northern Ireland Assembly

National Assembly for Wales


Letters from previous years are available;



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April Acts of Remembrance #AAR 2019

Media Coverage

The 20th anniversary of the three London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho attracted a lot of media coverage this year.

We were contacted by a number of journalists;

Thanks to David Parke Head of PR for Pride in London and his team who helped draft and distribute a press release – this really helped us reach the LGBT media with articles appearing across social media; AttitudeBoyz MagazineGaydio,  Gay Star NewsGay TimesGay UK NewsQX Magazine amongst others.

17-24-30 has a small team of volunteers who have been working behind the scenes to organise these events including . William Fox Head of Internal Communications (Volunteer) Pride in London helped us recruit a team of people to assist us stewarding the Soho Act of Remembrance.

Local Authorities
We have liaised with local authorities across the three boroughs; Lambeth CouncilTower Hamlets Council and Westminster City Council. The Metropolitan Police Service. The London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service.

Three choirs volunteered to perform at the Soho Act of Remembrance; Diversity Choir, the London Gay Men’s Chorus and The Pink Singers.

Trudy Howson the LGBT Poet Laureate wrote a poem “17-24-30” to mark the 20th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks and joined us at all three acts of remembrance to read the new poem. In Soho Terry Morely (Nik’s aunt) read a poem she had written on behalf of the family.

Survivors stories – After the Bomb
What happened when a nail bomb exploded in the Soho pub and what has happened since? Interviews with survivors Gary Fellows and Gary Aldridge.

Click here for After the Bomb

Click here for article on BBC Website


Twenty years on from the London nail bomb attacks, the programme hears testimonies from people who were there and from those who lost loved ones. Emily Maitlis is joined by a panel to look at whether enough has been done to counter the threat from far right extremism.

Click here for Newsnight 

NOTE: Programme is on iplayer until 11 pm 15th May.

The London Gay Men’s Chorus appeared on the One Show on the 29/04/2019, the night before the 20th anniversary of the Admiral Duncan nail bombing. Interviews with Andy Wapling (St John’s Ambulance). Carolyn Worlledge (Nik Moore’s sister) and Mark Healey (17-24-30 NationalHCAW). Piece starts at 23:10.

Click here for the ONE Show

NOTE: Programme is on iplayer for a limited time period.

Brixton Act of Remembrance

Cheryl Lewis (Lambeth Disability Hate Crime Partnership), Cllr Donatus Anyanwu (Lambeth Council) and Louise Holden (Inclusion London) outside the Iceland Store, Brixton, holding the three lanterns representing the three communities attacked and the three people who died in the Soho bombing.

The gathering in Brixton was attended by approximately 15-20 people.

Brick Lane Act of Remembrance


Mark Healey (founder of 17-24-30 NationalHCAW), Ansar Ahmed Ullah (Altab Ali Foundation), Embad Talukder (Survivor Brick Lane nail bombing), Terry Morely (Nik Moore’s aunt) and Mayor of Tower Hamlets Cllr John Biggs.


The gathering in Brixton was attended by approximately 30-40 people, including the Borough Command Unit Commander Susan Williams, local councillors, Rev Alan Green (Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum), members of the Tower Hamlets No Place For Hate Forum, representatives from the Altab Ali Foundation, Real and Victim Support.

Soho Act of Remembrance


Mark Healey (founder of 17-24-30 NationalHCAW), Cressida Dick (Met Police Commander), Rev Simon Buckley (St Anne’s Church), Cllr Ian Adams (Westminster Council), Baroness Williams (Home Officer), Speaker Cllr Ayas Miah (Tower Hamlets Council), Sophie Linden (Deputy Mayor Policing and Crime), representatives from the Met Police, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and Mac (17-24-30 volunteer).


This year the Soho Act of Remembrance was attended by 800-1000 people.


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17-24-30 NationalHCAW CIO – May updates

Charity Registration

17-24-30 NationalHCAW submitted our application to the Charity Commission on the 20th February 2019, the application has been acknowledged and allocated. We are just waiting for the process to be completed.

FB - 17-24-30 NationalHCAW Facebook page

We have been updating our public 17-24-30 NationalHCAW Facebook page, creating Facebook photo albums covering the four London Vigils Against Hate Crime held between 2009 to 2012, seven Services at St Paul’s Cathedral held between 2012 to 2018, and twenty-nine April Acts of Remembrance held in Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho between 2009 to 2019.

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Click here to view our Facebook photo Albums

You will need to have a Facebook profile in order to view these photo albums



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April Acts of Remembrance 2019

By Mark Joyce,


A few weeks have passed since our final Act of Remembrance took place in Soho to mark the 20th anniversary of the London nail bomb attacks. The three acts of remembrance in Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho were both a memorial to the victims of the attacks and a celebration of the strength of the communities following acts of hatred designed to divide them.

Words cannot express our gratitude and love for everyone involved who attended and helped make these Acts of Remembrance possible. The gatherings in Brixton and Brick Lane were larger than usual, whilst almost 1000 people attended the event in Soho that started outside the Admiral Duncan pub, then moved into the gardens at St. Anne’s Gardens for speeches, songs and poems.

The volunteer team from 17-24-30 NationalHCAW have been planning these events for several months, liaising with local authorities, key partners and the communities affected by these attacks. Our team arrived in Soho at 2 pm and set up base in St. Anne’s gardens. They made contact with local businesses and handed out leaflets and hate crime reporting cards to passers by to tell them about the memorial, providing useful information and answering questions. We were joined by other volunteers from the Pride in London volunteer team and the Soho Angels. 17-24-30 founder Mark Healey and Kevin Wilson gave a short volunteer briefing outlining what the rest of the day would entail and how we could best support those gathering.

The Admiral Duncan pub had rainbow flags flying outside covering every window. As people began to gather outside, many spoke to us about their memories of that day 20 years ago; where they were, what they were doing, how they felt. For some people, this was the first time they had attended one of the Acts of Remembrance, one survivor said the feelings of a great weight being lifted from them. This is one of the reasons we continue to organise the April Acts of Remembrance, to stand in solidarity with those affected by these attacks and provide as safe space for ongoing support.

The London Gay Man’s Choir set up outside the Admiral Duncan and performed to the huge crowd that had gathered, Old Compton Street was packed with people wanting to show their support. Then members of the LGBT+ Mosaic Youth Group lead the procession towards St. Anne’s gardens. Each young LGBT+ members carried one of the three candles that represent the three communities that were targeted and the three victims remembered.

People were greeted as they entered the gardens by the Pink Singers and soon the entire garden space outside the Church was full, as was the road and street nearby.
Family, friends and invited guests stood by the three trees and the Admiral Duncan plaque memorialising the victims. The candles were placed on the triangle bench in the top left corner of the garden, the same bench that represents the three London Boroughs of Lambeth, Tower Hamlets and Westminster united against hate.

Cllr Ian Adams, representing the Lord Mayor of Westminster, the Speaker of Tower Hamlets, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Cressida Dick and representatives from the London Fire Brigade and Ambulance Service joined Rev’d Simon Buckley and Mark Healey in solidarity to remember those who had been killed and injured twenty years ago.

Rev’d Buckely began the speeches and welcomed everyone to the gardens.
Mark Healey delivered an uplifting message of unity with those effected by hate crime and confirmed his commitment to continue the April Acts of Remembrance and support victims of hate crime.

This was followed by touching poems from the LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson and Terry Morely (Nik Moore’s aunt).


Hundreds of people bowed their heads together for a two-minute silence, and for a brief moment, one of the busiest parts of the busiest city on the planet, was peaceful and still.

The Diversity Choir’s singing rose through the silence after two minutes had passed and then, the London Gay Man’s Choir took over. Whilst the singing was taking place photos were taken with the families, friends and guest which we have shared on our 17-24-30 Public Facebook page here.

This concluded this years April Acts of Remembrance.


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