The Foundation grew from a groundswell of support shown to the Lancaster family in the immediate aftermath of the attack.
Donations were sent from all around the world, with gigs and fundraising events set up, as people found a host of ways to show their support for Sophie and make a stand against violence and intolerance.
The alternative community, recognising Sophie as one of their own, took the cause to their heart and that support has been steadfast.
The Foundation was registered as a charity in 2009 (Registered Charity Number 1129689). The aims and objectives of the Charity are as follows:
To create a lasting legacy to Sophie
To provide educational group-works that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures
To campaign to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures