Q&A About 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign


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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 #NHCAW 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 Tri-fold Leaflet 2016

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Letters #NHCAW 2016

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Letters of Solidarity and Support will be added here in due course.


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How to support the #NHCAW Thunderclaps

National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW Thunderclaps

This year we are using https://www.thunderclap.it/ to organise three Thunderclaps to raise awareness of #NHCAW

Three Thunderclaps have been organised;

  • 8Th August – to announce 2 months to go until #NHCAW
  • 8th September – to announce 1 month to go until #NHCAW
  • 8th October – to announce the start of #NHCAW

The 8th August Thunderclap has already taken place – supported by 110 people/organisation with a social reach of 231,938.

To support the next two Thunderclaps click on these links and add your support;

What is a Thunderclap?

Thunderclap is the first crow-speaking platform that helps people and organisations to be heard by a larger audience by saying something together. People use their Facebook, Twitter or Tumbler accounts to sign up and support the Thunderclaps – authorising the service to post a one-off message at the set time via their social media accounts.

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For each Thunderclap to take place we need the support of 100 supporters (our minimum supporter goal), once we achieve this level of support Thunderclap will release the post at the allocated time using their profiles, enabling the message to be amplified on these social media platforms.

“Thunderclap makes going viral possible by leveraging your network to support and amplify your cause at the exact moment you want your message shared. The result? A thunderous virtual standing ovation.”

-Aliza Licht, SVP, Global Communications, Donna Karan International

How did we set up these Thunderclaps?

This section explains the process of setting the Thunderclaps up.

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Steps to setting up a Thunderclap

1.       Visit the Thunderclap website https://www.thunderclap.it/

2.       Log on using one of the three accepted social media profiles – we used our Facebook account.

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3.       Next we entered details in the “About You” section;

a.       Organisers Name: 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign

b.       Who are you? Founder of 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign, organiser of the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR and National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW. Standing together with everyone affected by Hate Crime, stating #NoPlaceForHate in our communities.

c.       Are you on Twitter? @NationalHCAW

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  1. Then we entered details for the Thunderclap

a) Title; #NHCAW 8th – 15th October 2016

b) Category; Cause

c) Message; “2 months 2 go until National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW when #WeStandTogether to say #NoPlaceForHate in the UK http://thndr.me/bg9xG4

d) Message Link; https://172430notohatecrime.wordpress.com/vigil/

e) Choose an end date; 08/08/2016 18:00 (GMT +00:00) London

f) Supporter Goal; small (100 Supporters)

g) Campaign photo; see Union Jack image above

h) Edit your story; Last year during #NHCAW 2015 over 200 events took place around the UK. This year we want to encourage even more people to get involved in our campaign to spread a message of Hope and support those affected by acts of hatred. Our message is simple – #WeStandTogether to say #NoPlaceForHate in our communities, which we want to be a #SafePlaceForAll. On the 8th October there will be a special launch event at St Paul’s Cathedral. Free Tickets available here; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-hate-crime-awareness-week-nhcaw-launch-at-st-pauls-cathedral-tickets-24876278619

i) Email; we input our email address here!

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  1. And then clicked create and continue.

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6.       Thunderclap then reviews the Thunderclap within 3 working days.

So here is the next Thunderclap we have set up for the 8th September

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7.        Our next goal is to encourage 100 people to support this Thunderclap with their Twitter, Facebook or Tumbler accounts. As each supporter signs up their support it amplifies the Thunderclaps social reach.

So will you sign up and add your support? and help us promote National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW 2016 to thousands if not millions of people around the UK and abroad.


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2 months to go until #NHCAW 2016 – 7 things you can do to support the week!

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2 months to go until #NHCAW – that was the first Thunderclap tweet that 110 people supported yesterday – helping us reach over 215,000 people via Facebook and Twitter. 

The countdown to the launch at St Paul’s Cathedral is under way.

What are your plans for National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW 2016?

1) Can you support the next Thunderclap on the 8th September? to announce one month to go until #NHCAW? Just click on the link and follow the instructions.


2) Are you coming to the launch at St Paul’s Cathedral? 500 free tickets are available from Eventbrite – even if you can’t make it – can you promote it?


3) Can the organisations you represent provide us with a Letter of Solidarity and Support for #NHCAW? we aim to publish these alongside the letters of the Prime Minister and other political leaders once we receive them.

You might also want to join the #NHCAW Facebook page here and your own messages of support to our Facebook wall;


4) What Hate Crime Awareness events are you organising? Please register them with us so we can get them on the National Hate Crime Google Map


Google Map 2016/17 here;


5) Are you on LinkedIn? if you are interested in tackling hate crime then send a request to join our UK Hate Crime Network group on LinkedIn.
Information about the UK Hate Crime Network; https://172430notohatecrime.wordpress.com/projects/uk-hate-crime-network/

Linked to UK Hate Crime Network Group on LinkedIn;


6) Can you give us donation to support our work? Mark has set up a Sponsor Me page for donations to the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign.


As a small charity registered with HMRC Ref XT30898 and run entirely by volunteers we have an annual turnover of approximately £2,000 per year.

In the past three years we have sponsored and distributed 40,000 hate crime reporting cards.

There is so much more we could do if we have more funds available.

7) Can you encourage others to get involved in #NHCAW this year? This year we are encourage everyone to contact their local authorities (Police and Council) to ask them what they are doing to promote #NHCAW this year.

In London 17-24-30 has written an Open Letter to every London Borough Councillor across the 32 London Boroughs and representatives of the City Of London.


We have also submitted Freedom of Information requests to find out what the London Boroughs and the City of London are doing to tackle Hate Crime in their areas.


Please feel welcome to share this e-mail and information with your friends, families, colleagues and networks where appropriate.

Thank you for your on-going support


17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign

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Blast From The Past


Blast From The Past – a theatrical roller-coaster ride back to 1999

Life is far from grim “up north”, Danny’s a bad lad, his mam’s a tart and his brother dresses in women’s clothes; but life is a roller-coaster and all of their lives are about to change forever.

It’s April 1999 and London is calling, so fasten your seat-belts and prepare for the fashion faux pas, Brit Pop, the Vegas of the North and London’s West End.

Hold on tight and enjoy the ride, because after all none of us are going to get out of this crazy world alive!

This production sensitively tackles the real life nail bomb attack on the ‘Admiral Duncan@ pub in Soho.


Written by;

  • Anna-Lisa Maree


  • Anthony Kavanagh
  • Judy Buxton
  • Richard Rhodes
  • Felicity Dean
  • Andrew Irvine
  • Anna-Lisa Maree


  • 7.30 pm Tuesday 16th August 2016
  • 9.15 pm Wednesday 17th August 2016
  • 7.30 pm Thursday 18th August 2016
  • 9.15 pm Friday 19th August 2016



  • Upstairs At The Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD
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National Centre for Cyberstalking Research (NCCR)

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The National Centre for Cyberstalking Research (NCCR) was established to address the need for research and analysis of the increased threat of cyber abuse to individuals and society.

The Centre is interdisciplinary in nature and draws upon the expertise of a number of people working in different fields including health, computer science, psychology, sociology and law.

The Centre engages with multi-agency groups in the criminal justice system.

The NCCR team carried two versions of Electronic Communication Harassment Observation (ECHO) and provided insight on the devastating impact of cyberharrasment on victims and is actively working to improve support available.

More recently, experts from medical discipline joined the team to evaluate the impact of cyberharrasment particularly on people living with chronic conditions and disabilities in the UK.

Findings showed that people with disabilities were vulnerable to online abuse and struggling for health and legal remedies.

This issue was found to be a continuation to the documented discrimination against people with disabilities -such as hostile incidents or hate crimes- which was further reshaped by the involvement of technology in our everyday lives, resulting into continuous trauma from anonymous offenders or known offenders equipped with technology.

It is documented that cyber abuse is associated with physical and mental health consequences such as depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), social isolation, unemployment or even suicide.

With such consequences in mind the team is concerned about the risk of such impact on people with chronic conditions and disabilities who are already coping with illness in everyday life and vulnerable to discrimination or abuse.

In order to address this issue, an ongoing project is being carried, targeting people with long term conditions and disabilities in the UK and encouraging them to share their negative online experiences via an online survey as a first step:


The aim is to understand these experiences and inform/propose improvements to the current system of support, and call for clear collaboration between healthcare, police and non-governmental organisations.

Contact details

National Centre for Cyberstalking Research, University of Bedfordshire, UK


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Countdown to National Hate Crime Awareness Week October 2016

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW 2016 is fast approaching…

The week takes place between the 2nd to 3rd Saturday in October each year – starting with a special launch event at St Paul’s Cathedral, followed by hate crime awareness events around the UK.

Last year over 200 events were registered with us. You can find out more about what took place here.

This year’s theme – is Standing Together with those affected by acts of hatred around the world.

We will be using the hash tags #NHCAW #WeStandTogether #NoPlaceForHate #SafePlaceForAll and #IDOHAR.

Our aim is to encourage local authorities (local councils and local police services) to work together with communities affected by hate crime across the UK to stage hate crime awareness events to promote a message of Hope.

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.

Now is the time to prompt your local authorities to get involved!

The week ends with International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate #IDOHAR– when vigils against hate crime take place around the UK.

Are you ready?

This year NHCAW takes place between the 8th to 15th October.

International Day of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate takes place on the 15th October

And don’t forget to join the #NHCAW Facebook page here!

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Hate Crime Victim Support in Europe – A Practical Guide

Hate Crime Victim Support in Europe

Galop has contributed to a new European Guide on best practices to support people experiencing hate crime, produced by RAA Saxony, a German civil society organisation.

This comprehensive guide shares the deep experience and knowledge of hate crime victim support providers with a broader audience. It also provides practitioners, criminal justice professionals, civil servants, policy-makers and politicians a comprehensive approach about how to fulfill EU Directive 2012/29/EU on establishing minimum standards on rights, support and protection of victims of crime and the OSCE decision No. 9/09 on Combating Hate Crimes.

Dr Michael Privot, Director of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) stated:

No doubt this guide will be pioneering in making the voices of victims heard, and ensuring that they are properly cared for…the guide is comprehensive, written in an accessible language, and addresses both long-time practitioners and newcomers to the field.

Download: “Hate Crime Victim Support in Europe – A Practical Guide” here: RAA_Saxony-Hate_Crime_Victim_Support_in_Europe_2016_m

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