The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Since Sophie's death on August 24th 2007, following the horrific attack on her and her partner Rob in Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire, we had lots of kind offers of support and donations. Sophie and Rob dressed in their unique way, expressing their individuality as creative artistic people.

After consulting family and friends, we felt that a charity should be set up in Sophie's name. The charity, known as The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, will focus on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in our communities.

Sylvia Lancaster receives her OBE from Prince Charles

Sylvia Lancaster receives her OBE from Prince Charles

It will also work in conjunction with politicians and police forces to ensure individuals who are part of subcultures are protected by the law. In 2013 Greater Manchester Police became the first to monitor and record hate crimes and incidents againts people from Alternative Subcultures. Several other Police Authorities followed their example.

In 2014, I was honoured to be awarded an OBE for "Community Cohesion - Especially In Reduction Of Hate Crime"

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Love and light.