Four speakers confirmed (see below)

BSL Interpreters confirmed

St Paul's Cathedral

We are  welcomed by St Paul's Cathedral

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Diversity Choir

Diversity Choir will be performing this year.

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Lighting Of Candles

Each year a National Candle of Hope and Remembrance is lit and remains in the Cathedral for the duration of the week.

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Order of Service


A special service to bring communities affected by hate crime together during National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NationalHCAW 2018. The week takes place between the 13th October to 2oth October 2018.

17:00 Diversity Choir Rehearsal

17:30 Greet Guests on the Steps of St Paul's Cathedral

18:00 Guests take seats under the dome

BSL Interpreters Martin Fox-Roberts and Daniel Roberts

  • Diversity Choir as people arrive  “Seasons of Love” 
  • Greeting by St Paul's
  • Bible Reading by Rose Simkins
  • 2 Short speeches: Mark Healey (17-24-30)/  Rajonuddin Jalal (Altab Ali Foundation)
  • Diversity Choir piece  “Annie Laurie”  
  • Lighting of National Candle of Hope and Remembrance in memory of Altab Ali and Stephen Lawrence
  • NationalHCAW poem by Trudy Howson
  • 2 Short speeches: Sophie Lindon (Deputy Mayor London), Hardyl Dhindsa (Police and Crime Commissioner Derbyshire - Hate Crime Lead)
  • Diversity Choir piece  “And So it Goes” as people leave

18:45 End of Act of Remembrance

  • After service there will be photos taken with teh London Borough Mayors, speakers, and keys guests.

19:30 St Paul's Cathedral closes.

This year the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance will be lit in memory of Altab Ali (marking 40 years since his death) and Stephen Lawrence (marking 25 years since his death). The candle will be lit by Rajnouddin Jalal (altab Ali Foundation) and Rose Simkins (Stop Hate UK)

A retiring collection will be taken in aid of 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign

with any funds raised dedicated to tackling hate crime in the UK. 

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Letters of support for #NationalHCAW 2018

Letters of support

Each year, in the lead up to National Hate Crime Awareness Week we invite the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, leaders of political parties, faith leaders amongst others to write letters of support to help us promote the week.

They will be added here in due course (click on the link to the left)

Letters of Support 2012-2017

Letters 2017

Letters will be added here in due course.

Letters 2016

Letters 2015

Letters 2014

Letters 2013

Letters 2012