NationalHCAW ARCHIVE

NationalHCAW stands for National Hate Crime Awareness Week

17-24-30 was founded in March 2009 to mark the anniversaries of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho. We take the first part of our name from the three dates of those attacks, the 17th, 24th and 30th April. Each year we organise the April Acts of Remembrance to mark these anniversaries.


The second part of our name  NationalHCAW stands for National Hate Crime Awareness Week which we organise between the second to third Saturday in October each year. The first national week took place in October 2012, it  evolved out of the London Vigils Against Hate Crime that we organised between October 2009 to October 2012.


We organised the first London Vigil against Hate Crime #LondonVAHC after the death of Ian Baynham, a gay man who was homophobically abused and beaten in Trafalgar Square, in the heart of London. 


On the 30th October 2009, Ian's death inspired over 10,000 people to  gather in Trafalgar Square, over 29,000 people shared notice of the London vigil on Facebook and it inspired other vigils to take place around the UK and abroad.  We got messages of support from around the world.


Sandi Toksvig, said "today we stand up for Ian" and declared it the first International Day of Hope and Remembrance #IntDOHAR for those affected by hate crime.


This is our archive of the London Vigils Against Hate Crime and National Hate Crime Awareness Week

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8th National HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK 2019

NationalHCAW Google Map 2019

7th National Hate crime Awareness Week 2018

NationalHCAW Resources 2018

 £20k funding from the Mayors Office Policing and Crime MOPAC for 300 London Resource Packs and 32 Large Borough Resource packs. 

Service at St Paul's Cathedral 2018

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 Rajnouddin Jalal (altab Ali Foundation) and Rose Simkins (Stop Hate UK) lit the national candle in memory of Altab Ali and Stephen Lawrence.

St Paul's Cathedral Album 2018

Letters of Support 2018

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Letters of Support 2018

NationalHCAW Google Map 2018

6th National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017

NationalHCAW Resources 2017

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 £25k funding from Department of Communities and Local Government of which £7,500 was allocated to produce 250 National resource Packs. 


£20k funding from the Mayors Office Policing and Crime MOPAC for 250 London Resource Packs and 32 Large Borough Resource packs.

Service at St Paul's Cathedral 2017

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Kim Leadbeater lit the National Candle in memory of her sister  MP Jo Cox, and those killed and injured in the London Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Manchester Areana and Finsbury Park Mosques attacks. 

St Paul's Cathedral Album 2017

Letters of Support 2017

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Letters of Support 2017

Black National #NationalHCAW Wristband

20,000 Black #NationalHCAW wristbands

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People have traditionally worn black ribbons to symbolise mourning people they have lost.


We have adopted the black wristband to symbolise our commitment to remembering  victims of hate crime.


With funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Mayor's Office Policing and Crime (MOPAC) 

we have produced an initial batch of 20,000 black  #NationalHCAW wristbands. 

NationalHCAW Google Map 2017

5th National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016

NationalHCAW Resources 2016

Service at St Paul's Cathedral 2016

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Westminster LGBT Police Liaison Officer Tatjana and Drag Queen Ola Jides lit the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance in memory of the 49 people who lost their lives in the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, and the 20 disabled people murdered in a care home in Japan.

St Paul's Cathedral Album 2016

Letters of Support 2016

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Letters of Support 2016

12th June | Pulse Nightclub Orlando shootings

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On the 12th June 2016, a 29-year-old American security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States.

London Stands with Orlando Facebook Page

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We set up a private Facebook group to bring key people together to organise the London Stands with Orlando vigil and a public Facebook page to share information publicly about the event.

London Stands with Orlando Facebook Group

13th June | London Stands with Orlando Vigil

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Within 24 hours of the mass shooting we were part of a small group of people who helped organise the London Stands with Orlando vigil. We were joined by over 15,000 people

NationalhCAW Google MAP 2016

4th National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015

NationalHCAW Resources 2015

Service at St Paul's Cathedral 2015

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Maz Saleem lit the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime in memory of her father Mohammed Saleem.  

St Paul's Cathedral Album 2015

Letters of Support 2015

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Letters of Support 2015

NATIONALHCAW Google MAP 2015

3rd National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2014

NationalHCAW Resources 2014

Service at St Paul's Cathedral 2014

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Sylvia Lancaster lit the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime in memory of her daughter Sophie Lancaster

St Paul's Cathedral Album 2014

Letters of Support 2014

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Letters of Support 2014

2nd National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2013

NationalHCAW Resources 2013

Service at St Paul's Cathedral

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Jenny Baynham joined us this year to light the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime in memory of her brother Ian Baynham who died after being attacked in Trafalgar Square.  

St Paul's Cathedral Album 2013

Letters of Support 2013

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Letters of Support 2013

1st National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2012

October 2012

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The National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime was lit by Peggy and Carolyn Moore in memory of their son and brother Nik Moore who died during the Admiral Duncan Nail Bombing.

St Paul's Cathedral Album 2012

Letters of Support 2012

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Letters of support 2012

London VIGILS AGAINST Hate Crime #LondonVAHC

23rd October 2010

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Second London Vigil Against Hate Crime.

LondonVAHC 2010 Album

28th October 2011

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Third London Vigil against Hate Crime.

LondonVAHC 2011 Album

13th October 2012

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Fourth London Vigil Against Hate Crime.

LondonVAHC 2012 Album

London Vigil Against Hate Crime #LondonVAHC 2009

Over 10,000 people attended the first London Vigil Against Hate Crime organised by 17-24-30 NationalHCAW

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LondonVAHC 2009 Album

Ian Baynham

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Ian Baynham was homophobically abused and beaten in Trafalgar Square, he was in a coma for 4 weeks until he died from the injuries he sustained.

Article BBC website

James Parkes

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Trainee PC James Parkes was attacked by up to 20 youths in Stanley Street, after leaving a gay bar Liverpool. He was severely beaten but survived the attack.

Article Liverpool Echo