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Press Release: Act of Hope and Remembrance

Updated: Oct 4, 2022

Act of Hope and Remembrance, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Sunday, 9 October 2022, 17:30 – 18:30 BST,

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 8th - 15th October 2022

17-24-30 NationalHCAW has been running National Hate Crime Awareness Week every year in October since 2012. During National Hate Crime Awareness Week, organisations and individuals are encouraged to run events throughout the UK to highlight the fight against hate crime.

Each year there is a ceremony in St Paul Cathedral, where a National Candle of Hope and Remembrance is lit and remains in the Cathedral for the duration of the week. We are thankful that the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance will be lit this year in memory of victims of Race Hate Crime experienced by the Chinese, East and Southeast Asian communities.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday 9th October from 17:30 to 18:30 pm. Please book via Eventbrite and allow time to clear through security and take your seat.

NationalHCAW seeks statements of support to promote the national week. See statements already written and to submit your statement of support.

CARG fully supports the work of NationalHCAW and is honoured to be part of the 2022 National Hate Crime Awareness Week. CARG will work closely with NationalHCAW in the next 12 months to further develop the theme “We Stand Together Against Racism”.


CARG was established in April 2020 by a group of concerned UK citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic in response to the increase in hate crime directed towards the Chinese, East and Southeast Asian communities. In 2022, CARG was renamed as Campaign Against Racism Group. CARG aims to promote social cohesion, diversity and inclusivity by tackling the broader institutional racism embedded in the UK justice system and in the school curriculum through research, education, advocacy, campaigns and collaborating with similar organisations.

NationalHCAW aims to encourage the authorities (Government, Police, Councils), key partners (the anti-hate crime sector and third sector organisations) and communities affected by hate crime to work together to tackle hate crime across the UK. 17-24-30 was initially founded in 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho. In 2019, the name was changed to 17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week or 17-24-30 NationalHCAW.

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