17-24-30 Hate Crime Vigil 2016

17-24-30 Hate Crime Vigil 2016
13 Oct 2016
Christina Dearlove

This years event has been set up by Jamie wake supported by Reading Pride and MyUmbrella. The event is to take place on Saturday, 15th October 2016 from 7pm at the band stand in Forbury Gardens.

17-24-30 represents the dates when three London nail bombs were planted, 17th April – Brixton Market, Brixton, 24th April – Brick Lane and the 30th April – the Admiral Duncan, Soho.

17-24-30 believes that it is important to bring people together. So we have partnered up with Jamie Wake and other local groups and organisations.

The gatherings are important to those of us who have been affected by these attacks, they bring our communities together, and provide us, our families and friends – with the support and opportunity to gather and remember our loved ones. They also enable us to engage with old friends and newcomers as well, drawing comfort from each other and being able to exchange our experiences, thoughts and feelings.

They also provide an opportunity for our communities to raise awareness and reflect upon what has happened, so we can educate the next generation and ensure that we reduce the chances of this happening again.

Please bring along a torch or candles to the event.

If you would like more information or to speak on behalf of your community please get in touch with either ourselves or MyUmbrella via our contact form. Together with everyone we stand stronger on hate crime for everyone.