We want to raise funds to secure the future of National Hate Crime Awareness Week and keep bringing people together across the UK to say NO TO HATE CRIME, encourage hate crime reporting, whilst we strive to make our communities safer for everyone to live in peace and harmony with each other.
That is why we use the hash tags #WeStandTogether #NoPlaceForHate and #SafePlaceForAll.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week aims to encourage local authorities (police and councils), key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together to tackle local hate crime issues.
We coordinate the national week. We raise funds to create resources that we distribute to groups so that they can raise awareness of hate crime and signpost local advice and support services.
We know that there are people who have been affected by hate crime who are suffering alone and we want to make sure they know the whole of the country stands in solidarity with them.
NationalHCAW is about uniting communities and sharing a message of #HOPE across the UK.
H.O.P.E. stands for raising Hate crime awareness, improving Operational responses to hate crime, Preventing hate crime and Empowering communities affected by hate crime.
NationalHCAW takes place between the second and third Saturday in October each year. This year the week takes place between the 12th - 19th October.
The week condemns all forms of hate and prejudice targeted against people on the basis of them being a member or perceived to be a member of alternative subcultures, having a disability, because of their faith, gender identity, race or sexual orientation.
The week evolved out of a movement to prevent hate crime, inspired by the London Vigils against Hate Crime held between 2009 to 2012, after the death of Ian Baynham.
- deliver the National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019 encouraging thousands of hate crime awareness events to take place around the UK.
- cover the costs of the Service of Hope and Remembrance at St Paul's Cathedralpaying for two BSL interpreters, contribution towards the choir, poet and travel expenses for guest lighting the national candle. Register here if you would like to join us; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nationalhcaw-2019-service-of-hope-and-remembrance-tickets-59493505677
- design, produce and distribute hate crime resourcesto groups and organisations taking part in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
- organise a national conferenceearly in the new year to bring hate crime experts together.
- promote our annual H.O.P.E campaignraisingHate crime awareness, improvingOperational responses to hate crime,Prevent hate crime andEmpowering communities to tackle hate crime.
- employ a part-time member of staffto work one day a week to organise and support our team of volunteers.
- cover basic volunteer expensesso that our volunteers are not left out of pocket whilst volunteering.
This year I am aiming to raised £500 for 17-24-30 so that the charity can continue it's vital work delivering this important week.