The aim of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation is to Stamp Out Prejudice, Hate and Intolerance Everywhere. The foundation was set up by Sophie's mother following her attack and murder on 24th August 2007 in Stubbylee Park. It has become one of the most proactive charities in Rossendale and across the UK.
Sophie died because of the prejudices, hate and intolerance that people from alternative subcultures often face today, all over our country. This type of crime is also more common than is estimated as many young people have come into contact with these negative views in their daily lives.
The goals of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation are to create a lasting memory to Sophie, to work with local politicians and police, to bring hate crime legislation up to date and to make a difference through education.
To meet these goals the foundation has actively promoted itself on local, national and international platforms in a variety of ways. Sophie's mother Sylvia appeared on a "Tonight With Trevor McDonald" special and has been interviewed many times for newspapers and television. Sylvia was also recently appointed to the government's Hate Crime Advisory Board and met Justice Minister Jack Straw in 2009 to discuss legislation changes.
To find out more about The Sophie Lancaster Foundation please click here
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