Sophie Lancaster was a beautiful 20 year old woman walking through a park in Bacup with her boyfriend, Robert, when they were brutally and savagely attacked by a group of young men.
She was kicked to death.
The reason for her murder?
She was a “Goth”.
The kids who did it were, 15, 16 and 17.
If you want to know more about what happened and how The Sophie Lancaster foundation is working to create a legacy for Sophie, Check out their website here :
There is also writing competition that is being promoted throughout greater manchester schools – Ask your kids, friends kids, nephews, nieces, cousins, sisters brothers, and any kid you know to get involved.
Take five minutes out and talk to them about sophie and her life and why there is nothing wrong with being different. They’ll never forget it.
Then ask them to write something, a poem, a story, a song and get involved in the competition.
I’m trying to help the foundation in anyway i can so i’m doing a gig at the Castle Hotel on Oldham Street on April 10th 2011 from 7.30pm. I’ll be playing with Andy Oliver and Harp and a Monkey. All proceeds go to the sophie lancaster foundation and more details about the gig can be found here
Please come down and please help Sylvia to keep her beautiful daughters name alive.
and watch this video – http://www.sophielancasterfoundation.com/