We are aiming to raise £5,000 for the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign over the next few months as we work towards National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW 2017
The money raised will help fund our on-going anti-hate crime work;
17-24-30 was founded in March 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho which killed three people and injured many more.
In the same year, the organisation organised the first London Vigil against Hate Crime for Ian Baynham - after he died following a homophobic attack in Trafalgar Square.
In 2010, 17-24-30 registered as a small charity with HMRC ref XT30898.
The London Vigils took place between 2009 to 2012, and then evolved into National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW
The #NHCAW week takes place between the second and third Saturday in October each year, it aims to raise public awareness of hate crime, remembering those lost and those who need our on-going support.
National Service of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime
Will take place on Sunday 15th October at St Paul's Cathedral - free tickets are available via Eventbrite here.
During the service we will remember those killed and injured during the attacks on Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena, London Bridge and the Finsbury Park Mosque.
Each year, a National Candle of Hope and Remembrance is lit by frineds and relatives in memory of someone they have lost, the candle then remains within St Paul's Cathedral for the duration of the week. Previously the candle has been lit for those killed in the Admiral Naill Bomb attack (Andrea Dykes, Nik Moore and John Light), Ian Baynham, Sophie Lancaster, Mohammed Saleem, the 49 people killed in the pulse Nightclub shootings and 20 disabled people murdered in their beds in a Japanese care home.
#NHCAW HOPE Campaign
Our #NHCAW HOPE Campaign aims to;
- Hate crime awareness
- Operations responses to hate crime
- Prevention of hate crime
- Empower communities to tackle hate crime
We generally use the three hash tags; #WeStandTogether #NoPlaceForHate #SafePlaceForAll as they sum up the objectives of our work - to encourage people to come together, to state that hate crime is not acceptable in our communities, and that we want our communities to be safe places for everyone.
For more information please view our new website www.nationalhcaw.uk