National Hate Crime Awareness Week Update

Less than two weeks to go until the launch of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015 #NHCAW

Are you joining us for the official launch event at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 10th October?

  • Diversity Choir
  • Welcome speech by St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Speech by Mark Healey 17-24-30
  • Speech by Rose Simkins Stop Hate UK
  • Lighting of National Candle of Hope and Remembrance by Maz Saleem (daughter of Mohammed Saleem).
  • Speech by Fiayz Mughal Tell MAMA/Faith Matters
  • Speech by Stephen GreenHalgh Deputy Mayor of Policing and Crime MOPAC
  • Blessing by St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Collection in aid of 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign

Free tickets available via Eventbrite here.

“It is an honor to be working in partnership with Stop Hate UK to organise National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015.

This year the focus of our launch event at St Paul’s Cathedral is encouraging people to tackle Islamphoba/Anti-Muslim Hate Crime. We have the daughter of Mohammed Saleem who was murdered in a racist Islamaphobic attack as he walked home from his local Mosque. Today we stand together with his daughter Maz Saleem who lights the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime which will remain burning within St Paul’s Cathedral for the duration of the week.

Previously the candle has been lit by Carolyn and Peggy Moore in memory of Nik Moore killed in the Soho Bombing, byJenny Baynham and friends in memory of Ian Baynham who died after a Homophobic attack in Trafalgar Square and Syliva Lancaster in memory of her daughter Sophie Lancaster who was attacked for being a Goth.

Tell MAMA are doing excellent work encouraging people to report Anti-Muslim hate crime and provide advice and support to those affected by these awful attacks. Their important work documenting what is happening around the UK is helping to focus the debate on how we tackle Islamaphobia within our communities. I feel very privileged to be working with these people”.

Mark Healey

You can find out more about Tell Mama here.

Loads of events taking place around the UK. 

For the first time this year we have started to map all the hate crime awareness activities taking place around the UK.

We have created a google map and are asking people organising events to send us details;

  • Date of event
  • Start time
  • End time
  • Name of event
  • Event description
  • Event Location including POST CODE
  • URL Links to information about the event on websites and/or Facebook event pages.

We use the Post Code to put a marker dot on the google map, and all the information provided is entered into an information box which opens up when people click on the marker dot.

Event details should be sent to info@17-24-30.org

You can check out the #NHCAW Google map on the 17-24-30 WordPress site here.

“I am really please with the impact that our National Hate Crime Awareness Week is having, this year we have more events taking place around the UK and more importantly are starting to see a wider range of events being organised. Events tackling all strands of hate crime. That is what our campaign is all about, getting people working together. We are using the hash tags #WeStandTogether, #NoPlaceForHate, #SafePlaceForAll and #NHCAW“.

You should follow our Twitter profile @NationalHCAW and like our 17-24-30 Facebook group and page.

This year we have also set up a National Hate Crime Awareness Week Facebook page here.

In London the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime MOPAC are producing 5,000 hate crime awareness packs

The Mayor’s Hate Crime Reduction Strategy has been developed by the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) in close consultation with key partners including the Metropolitan Police Service, the Crown Prosecution Service and Ministry of Justice, as well as voluntary and community organisations across the capital.

The 2nd of 29 objectives in the Hate Crime Reduction Strategy states “MOPAC will work with partners to develop a London-wide hate crime awareness campaign leading up to Hate Crime Awareness Week in 2015″

As part of this awareness campaign 5,000 hate crime awareness packs are being distributed across London to local councils, schools and community groups.

Each pack will contain information about the work being done by organisations tackling Disability, Faith, Gender Identity, Race, Sexual Orientation and Alternative Subculture hate crimes. This will include 17-24-30, Community Security Trust, Disability Hate Crime NetworkGALOP, Stop Hate UK, Sophie Lancaster Foundation and Tell MAMA amongst other organisations and the packs will include t-shirts, badges, wrist bands, balloons and posters which can be used to promote hate crime awareness.

A representative from 17-24-30 has been attending the MOPAC Hate Crime Delivery Group and sits on the MOPAC London Hate Crime Panel, which is responsible for the delivery of the MOPAC plan.

“It is good to see MOPAC supporting the National Hate Crime Awareness Week in their Hate Crime Reduction Strategy. This year we appear to be reaching the tipping point where more and more local, regional and national authorities are getting involved. Our goal is to eventually have every local council, every local police service and every community affected by hate crime working together to stage a week of events that will keep tackling all forms of hate crime at the top of the political agenda”.

Mark Healey
You can find out more about MOPAC’s Hate Crime Reduction Strategy here.

Prime Minister David Cameron tweets about 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign and National Hate Crime Awareness Week, and awards Points of Light to Mark Healey.

“You have created an inspiring movement to end prejudice and discrimination in our country. 17-24-30 and the National Hate Crime Awareness Week which you have established are doing vital work in raising awareness and challenging the beliefs that can lead to abhorrent crimes. As Prime Minister I am personally committed to tackling hate in all its forms, and I am immensly grateful to you for all that you have done for such an important cause.”

Rt Hon David Cameron MP Prime Minister
“I am very honored to accept this Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister and hope that it helps bring us all one step closer to that day when there will be no more victims of hate. We must never let those who seek to divide us through their acts of hatred succeed, and to do this I believe that it will always be 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 must state clearly that hate crime is not acceptable in our communities and continue to work together to tackle this problem.”

Mark Healey

Hate Crime It’s NO JOKE! Fundraiser for 17-24-30 at the Two Brewers in Clapham.

On Sunday 18th October from 6pm onwards there will be a fundraising event at the Two Brewers in Clapham to celebrate the end of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015 and raise funds for the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign.

17-24-30 stands for the dates of the three nail bombs that were targeted against the black, Asian and gay communities of Brixton, Brick Lane andSoho in April 1999.

Each year we organise the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR to remember those we have lost, those who need our on-going support, and those who wish to come together to say there is #NoPlaceForHate in our communities.

We also organise the National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW that takes place between the second and third Saturday of October each year.

Our objective is to keep hate crime on the political agenda and inspire our local authorities, local councils, local police services and local communities affected by hate crime to work together to make our communities a #SafePlaceForAll.

#WeStandTogether to prevent hate crime, to encourage hate crime reporting and increase access to victim support services, to improve the was we respond to hate crime incidents and bring those responsible to justice.

If you would like to donate and support 17-24-30’s work please get in touch, we are in the process of setting up a Sponsor Me Page. Details to follow shortly.

Thank you for supporting our important work.

Mark Healey
CEO Chair Founder 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign


This is the logo for National Hate Crime Awareness Week (c) 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign. You are welcome to use if to advertise hate crime awareness activities on the provision that you send a copy of any artwork you produce, along with details of the event you are organising, to info@17-24-30.org.

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