List of Award Winners for the No2H8 Crime Awards – 2017

Congratulations to all of those who were successful on the night on the No2H8 Crime Awards. These are the list of winners and to those who were runners up, there is always next year. Nominations for 2018 will be opening soon.

Public Sector Upstander Award

Dr Nasser Kurdy

The CPS Special Award

Emma Roebuck

Community Volunteer Upstander

Farooq Aftab

Young Upstander

Jack Stanley

Law Enforcement Upstander

Northumbria Police Community Engagement Team

Upstanding Research and Innovation Award

Kim Sadique
Outstanding Contribution Award

Detective Chief Inspector Shabnam Chaudhri – Metropolitan Police Service

Upstanding Organisation

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

The Jo Cox Award

Stop Funding Hate

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr David Hoffman

Sheikh Abdullah Award for Intercultural Dialogue

Dr Imam Mamadou Bocoum and Rabbi Jonathon Wittenberg

Tell MAMA Champion Award

Stephen Brookes MBE

James Edgington & Mark Greary

Show Racism the Red Card Become Partners With the No2H8 Crime Awards

We are proud to have ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ as our partners in the No2H8 Crime Awards. They are one of the leading anti-racism educational charities in the UK which was established in January 1996. The organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The majority of the organisation’s work is the delivery of education to young people and adults in their schools, their workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year.

  • Why do you think No2H8 Crime Awards is a positive and much needed annual event?

Because there is a rise in hate crimes in the UK, more needs to be done on it. Hate crime is massively unreported. For example, Show Racism the Red Card research shows that only around 10% of hate crimes is reported to the police. So therefore, we think No2H8 Crime Awards are a great way to get more people involved in reporting hate crime.

  • Do you believe that hatred and intolerance are rising?

Show Racism the Red Card and many other organisations have evidence that it is certainly rising.

  • How important is education in tackling hate crimes?

If we want to reduce hate crime in the long-term, education is key to do so. The ethos of our organisation is that no one is born racist, people learn to be racist and if you can learn to be racist you can also unlearn it.

  • Why is it essential for communities to maintain vigilance against hatred, intolerance and prejudice?

Everyone wants to live in a peaceful society, where everyone can go about their everyday life without harassment and therefore we need to be proactive in fighting hate crimes, put more effort into educating people and organise events such as No2H8 Crime Awards.

Wandsworth & Westminster MIND Support the No2H8 Crime Awards

We are honoured to partner on the No2H8 Crime Awards with Wandsworth & Westminster Mind. They have been delivering services and support for people living in Wandsworth and Westminster and in neighbouring boroughs for over 40 years. Their aim is to help people in local communities to have better mental health and well-being and to live the best lives possible.

  • Why do you think No2H8 Crime Awards is a positive annual event?

The No2H8 Awards are a positive event as they raise awareness about hate crimes in our community and bring together people who work tirelessly to decrease and ultimately eradicate this problem.

  • Why is it important for groups to work together and be seen working together?

Working together helps us by pooling information, expertise and resources as we do through CATCH (Community Alliance to Combat Hate) project.

In addition, by working together, we give a clear message that we will continue to bring people who represent diverse communities together. We give a message that we work together to facilitate harmony, understanding, mutual respect and dialogue, by emphasizing the common values of different cultures and religions. Our message is that we enjoy our differences, while respecting the others.

  • What is the main difficulty with tackling disability and mental health hate crimes?

The main difficulty has been impact of disability and mental health on people’s ability and willingness to pursue their achievable goals and cases as far as a complaint to the Police and subsequent possible prosecutions.

In addition to this, further detrimental impact on people’s mental health and increased vulnerability that limits willingness and ability to join services in community.

  • Why is it essential for communities to maintain vigilance against hatred, intolerance and prejudice?

To continue to raise awareness of the existence of the hate crime problem and of the necessity to overcome it.  While it is encouraging that people are more confident in coming forward to report hate crimes and that attitudes are changing for the better, even one hate crime is one too many.

Huffington Post & Jewish News – Media Partners for the No2H8 Crime Awards

We are proud to announce the media partnership of the Huffington Post and the Jewish News with the No2H8 Crime Awards which will be taking place in October.

Both media partners will be highlighting award winners and the No2H8 Crime Awards now has 16 national partners who are supporting this annual event to honour those individuals and organisations working against hatred, intolerance and prejudice.

Both the Huffington Post and the Jewish News will also be attending the evening of the awards and over 200 people are expected to attend and celebrate award nominees and those who are successful in being honoured with an award.

Lastly, the Judging Panel will be meeting in the next few weeks to sift through the numerous public nominations that we have received.

Adrian Chiles, Presenting the No2H8 Crime Awards in October

We are pleased to announce that British TV and radio presenter, Adrian Chiles will be compering on the night for the annual #No2H8 Crime awards.

Adrian Chiles began his television and broadcasting career with a three week work experience stint at the BBC.  He can now count more than 20 years in the industry with highlights including his award winning BBC Radio Five Live programme, Chiles on Saturday, BBC TV’s Working LunchThe Apprentice:  You’re FiredMOTD2 and The One Show, and ITV’s Daybreak and football coverage.  In recent productions for the BBC, he explored his own and others’ faith in a three part series, My Mediterranean;  went back to his roots for Panorama to discover why Britain voted for Brexit;  and looked back at an extraordinary game of football in BBC 2’s Whites vs Blacks:  How Football Changed a Nation.  He can be heard regularly on BBC Radio Five where he presents Five Live Dailytwo days a week.

We are honoured to have Adrian on the night with us for what will be a celebration of the vast amount of volunteering and work that takes place in communities to counter hatred, prejudice and intolerance.

Member of the public and organisations can make nominations through the following LINK.

List of Award Winners Countering Hatred and Intolerance, 2016

The list of award winners for the first annual awards for those countering hate, intolerance and prejudice were announced on Thursday the 17th of November 2016. The National Hate Crime Awards ceremony, 2016, took place in Central London and the award winners for each of the categories are listed below.

We congratulate those who were successful on the night and to those who were not, 2017 could well be your year. Nominations will open in May 2017 and we hope that you will all put forward the names of individuals and organisations making a positive difference in communities. More than ever, we as communities, need to stand together and work towards defending core values that bind us together and unite us for the future.

The 2016 Award Winners were as follows:

  • Young Upstander Award: Tamanna Miah
  • Community Volunteer Upstander Award: Rev’d Canon Mark Oakley
  • Upstanding Organisation Award: Communities Inc.
  • Research and Innovation Award: Dr. Stevie-Jade Hardie
  • Media Upstander Award: Awaaz FM Community Radio
  • Local Council Service Upstander Award: Northampton Borough Council
  • Law Enforcement Upstander Award: CC Susannah Fish, Nottinghampshire Police
  • Parliamentarian Upstander Award: David Lammy MP

Special Awards Categories:

  •   Edwin Shukur Award: Mark Healey
  •   Lawrence Brass Award: Caroline Nelson
  •  Outstanding Contribution Award: Bruce Brown
  •  Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Giannasi
  •  Tell MAMA Champion Award: Baroness Susan Williams
  •  The Jo Cox Award: Presented in honour of the late Jo Cox and her vision and values. This will be presented to her husband, Brendan Cox.

National Hate Crime Awards Ceremony to be Launched on November 17th 2016

We are pleased to announce that the first of the annual National Hate Crime Awards ceremonies will be launched on November 17th 2016.

The National Hate Crime Awards ceremony has been devised by Faith Matters who co-ordinate the national Tell MAMA project, though the awards ceremony is a strong partnership of  a range of national hate crime agencies who work with a variety of communities in supporting their needs when they have been targeted for a hate incident or hate crime.

As Jo Cox stated in her maiden speech in Parliament,

“While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.”

We hope that the National Hate Crime Awards ceremony of 2016 (#NHCA2016), will be an annual gathering of those individuals, activists and organisations who have stood out and spoken up against hatred, intolerance and prejudice. Only by working together as communities, can we remain vigilant against the scourge of such hatred and extremism, which has no part to play in our country.

The Awards will also be an opportunity to celebrate what is so special about our communities and to honour those who care about the security of our nation and the dignity of individuals. By honouring them, we hope that the NHCA2016 will be a rallying call and motivator for others to follow in the path of countering prejudice and hatred that so blights the lives of some in our country.