This website is organised into seven sections:

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. 

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. 

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17-24-30 NationalHCAW

17-24-30 was initially founded as a Facebook group in March 2009 by Mark Healey and Ryan Parkins to mark the 10th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho.

17-24-30 takes it's name from the dates of the three attacks; 17th April, 24th April and 30th April.

Since April 2010 we have organised the three April Acts of Remembrance. Two smaller outreach events in Brixton and Brick Lane on the 17th and 24th April, and a larger gathering in Soho on the 30th April.

In 2010 17-24-30 evolved from a Facebook group into a small charity called 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign registered with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC Ref: XT30898). 

In January 2019 we formally changed our name to 17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week also referred to as 17-24-30, 17-24-30 NationalHCAW, and registered as a charitable Incorporated Organisation with the Charity Commission. Charity No 1184819

Volunteers and Staff

Here you will find:

  • Board of Trustees.

  • Members of Staff.

  • Volunteers.

  • Apply to join our team.


National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NationalHCAW

Planning your NationalHCAW

17-24-30 NationalHCAW  encourages local authorities (Police and Councils), key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together to tackle local hate crime.

The week of action takes place between the second to third Saturday in October each year

It aims to bring people together to stand in solidarity with those affected by hate crime, to remember those we have lost, and support those who need ongoing support. To educate to prevent hate crime.

We run an annual campaign promoting  H.O.P.E.

  • Hate crime awareness - running awareness events to increase public knowledge.
  • Operational responses to hate crime - encouraging people to think about how they would respond if hate crime happened to someone they know.
  • Preventing hate crime where possible.
  • Empowering communities to report hate crime and work together.

#WeStandTogether #NoPlaceForHate #SafePlaceForAll #NationalHCAW 

Website Section

In this section you will find:

  • Promote and support our social media campaign.

  • Download and Order resources.

  • Organise and register your events.

  • View the current national hate crime Google Map

  • Register to attend the service at St Paul's Cathedral.

  • Frequently Asked Questions.



 In September 2009, Ian Baynham was homophobically abused and beaten unconscious in Trafalgar Square. After two weeks in a coma he died from the injuries he sustain. His death inspired the first London Vigil Against Hate Crime which was held on the 30th October 2009

It was one of the first events of its kind to go viral on social media, over 29,000 people shared the event on Facebook and over 10,000 people attended the first vigil in Trafalgar Square.

The London Vigils took place between 2009 to 2012, whilst other vigils took place in Brighton, Kettering, Milton Keynes and Norwich, amongst other places around the UK.

In 2012 the London Vigils evolved into National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NationalHCAW.

Each year between the second to third Saturday in October we;

  • Organise the national week across the UK.
  • Write to key figures across the social and political spectrum encouraging their participation.
  • Create and distribute resources to promote the week.
  • Use our social media to spread a national message of H.O.P.E.
  • Hold a service of Hope and Remembrance  at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
  • Register events and promote them on our NationalHCAW  Google Maps.
  • Work in partnership with local authorities, key partners and communities affected by hate crime.

In 2017 we conducted a National Freedom of Information request to every council in the country and found that in 2012 79 councils took part in the national week, by 2017 this had risen to 209 councils with another 90 saying they were considering getting involved. We want to keep this momentum going!

Website Section

The archive section covers;

National Hate Crime Awareness Weeks

  • 2018,
  • 2017.
  • 2016,
  • 2015,
  • 2014,
  • 2013,
  • 2012.

London Vigils Against Hate Crime

  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 30th October 2009


Reporting Hate Crime

In an emergency always call the police 999

In the first instance we encourage people to report to the Police however if you don't want to speak to your local police then you can try your local council (some but not all provide some hate crime reporting guidance on their websites), or you can report an incident to a third party organisation.


You can report hate crime directly to your local police or via True Vision. Dial 999 if it is an emergency and you need immediate assistance. Call the police on 101 when it is not an emergency.


Check out the national Google Map we have created which provides links to every council website in the UK. We have ticked in green those that provide hate crime information on their websites, and crossed in red those that don't. 

Our hope is that every council around the UK will eventually provide basic hate crime information and advice on their websites.

Third Party Organisations

There are a number of specialist hate crime organisations that you can contact for advice and support. We have provided links to some of them on our website.

Website Section

Definition of hate crime

  • What is a hate crime?
  • What is a hate incident?
  • How Can I report Hate Crime?


  • True Vision Website
  • Police websites


  • Google Map of Council Websites

Specialist Hate Crime Organisations

  • Community Security Trust CST
  • Galop
  • Inclusion London
  • Sophie Lancaster Foundation
  • Tell Mama
  • The Monitoring Group
  • Report Racism Gypsy Roma Traveller
  • deafPlus

Independent Organisations

  • After Hate 
  • Stop Hate UK
  • Victim Support


Rainbow Boroughs Project

We are in the process of developing our Rainbow Borough's Project.

Website Section

You will find:

  • Pride March Video 2017.

  • Rainbow Borough's Blog Feed.

  • Rainbow Boroughs Social Media.


April Acts of RememBRANCE #AAR | Archive

April Acts of Remembrance

Each year we organise the April Acts of Remembrance to mark the anniversaries of the London Nail Bomb Attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho.

On the 17th April and 24th April we organise two small acts of remembrance in Brixton and Brick Lane. The schedule for these events is as follows:

  • Gather at 6 pm (Iceland Store in Brixton, 40 Brick Lane).
  • Light three candles representing the three communities attacked.
  • Hand out hate crime reporting cards and leaflets.
  • Talk to people about what happened and listen to their experiences.

On the 30th April we organise a larger gathering in Soho.

  • Gather at 5 pm at the Admiral Duncan.
  • Walk to St Anne's Gardens, Wardour Street, at 6.10 pm.
  • Short service including speeches, poems, songs and a moments silence.

We gather to remember those we have lost, those who need our ongoing support and educate the next generation in the hope that we can prevent further hate crime attacks on our communities.

Website Section

In this section:

  • 17-24-30 NationalHCAW.

  • Remember with Rainbows

  • Brixton Remembers 17-24-30.

  • Brick Lane Remembers 17-24-30.

  • Soho Remembers 17-24-30.

  • Archive 2009 to current day.

Contact Us

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