The Sophie Lancaster Foundation have announced that Sylvia, Sophie‘s mother, has been awarded an OBE:
“Sylvia has been honoured in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List .. her OBE is for “Community Cohesion and Reduction in Hate Crime. This accolade is in memory of Sophie and shared with everyone who has supported Sylvia’s work. THANK YOU SYLVIA ..we are proud to “stand with you” x“
Since Sophie‘s death, her mother Sylvia has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of prejudice against subcultures through campaigning and charity work with The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
This is the description of the Foundation in their own words:
“Since Sophie’s death on August 24th 2007, following the horrific attack on her and her partner Rob in Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire, we have 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.
It will also work in conjunction with politicians and police forces to ensure individuals who a part of subcultures are protected by the law.”
REST IN PEACE SOPHIE
STAMP OUT PREJUDICE, HATRED AND INTOLERANCE EVERYWHERE