How Can i Help?
The Sophie Foundation is about raising awareness, and whether you complete/hold a sponsored event for Sophie, or simply wear a SOPHIE wristband, you will be doing something very important.
The S.O.P.H.I.E wristbands stand for 'Stamp Out Prejudice Hatred & Intolerance Everywhere' and are available to from the official Sophie Merchandise site:
Many supporters of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation hold benefit gigs, concerts and other performances for Sophie, We will do our best to support these events where possible by sharing all the information to promote them via our Facebook and Twitter. Simply email details, links and any images to us via our contact page.
Cult make up brand Illamasqua is selling Sophie Eyeliner to raise essential funds so we can continue with our crucial work of educating and campaigning for change.
Your ongoing support and donations, no mater how small or large and your help in spreading the message of tolerance are all ways in which you can help and is greatly appreciated.
How Will My Donation Be Spent?
The bulk of the donations that the charity receives are ploughed back into educational workshops. The SOPHIE workshops have been created to educate young people about subcultures and teach them how to be tolerant of people that belong to them.
Money will also be spent on the promotion of tolerance via events, sponsorship and materials.
The Sophie Lancaster Foundation is actively lobbying Parliament to drive a change in the hate crime legislation to support and protect sub cultures, and some funds will be used to facilitate this ongoing drive.
What Does Subculture Mean?
A Subculture is a group of people with a culture (whether distinct or hidden) that differentiates them from a larger culture to which they belong.
Groups that are described as subcultures often include:
and more ..
I've Been a Victim of Attack. How Do i Report This?
The police view any kind of physical or threatening verbal attack as very serious and are trained not to discriminate because of somebody's appearance of beliefs.
We urge you to report any attacks you experience to your local Police on 101... This is very important!
True Vision has important information for reporting Hate crime with a field for "other" for Alternatives to use.
You can also call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555111 (UK).