S.O.P.H.I.E

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Four years ago, young Goth woman, Sophie Lancaster, and her boyfriend, Rob Maltby, were savagely beaten by a gang of youths, simply because they chose to dress ‘differently’.

Following the horrific murder of Sophie Lancaster, her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy to their beautiful, bright creative daughter and so The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was established and it became a registered charity in 2009

The 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” or “Lifestyle and Dress”


The bulk of the donations that the charity receives will be ploughed back into educational workshops. The SOPHIE workshops have been created to educate young people about subcultures and teach them how to be tolerant of people that belong to them.

Money will also be spent on the promotion of tolerance via events, sponsorship and materials.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation is actively lobbying parliament to drive a change in the hate crime legislation to support and protect subcultures, and some funds will also be used to facilitate this ongoing drive.

Please Click HERE for more info regarding this Cause.


I aim to raise $25 minimum for the sophie foundation. Upon reaching this target, I will personally Match it, and donate a total of $50 to the charity.

Thank you :)

DISCUSSION ( 9 COMMENTS )

VelvetDesires 2015-06-23 13:59:04
I am going to donate a little every so often. As a member of the Gothlic Lolita subculture and the tattoo and piercing community,this is something I feel very strongly about. I wear S.O.P.H.I.E. wristbands every day. Great cause. Thanks for this! :)
brownitime 2012-09-15 15:07:44
sooo sad :(
randomyay420 2012-05-02 09:01:30
I will be donating more. This was just the first donation.
Chesnut9 2011-07-11 16:49:37
I will donate when I get back home... I am in CA now!! :)
mattd501 2011-07-07 01:13:27
did the guy die too
lacrimosaangel 2011-06-08 10:40:14
Thank you so much for your support so far guys! We're almost half way to the target now! I'm hoping to make a donation to the charity when I get back from america ^_^
adastraabextra 2011-05-23 23:00:46
I can't believe I didn't realize this cause was up here before now. This really is such an amazing charity.
I will definitely donate soon!!
countessramsey 2011-05-07 17:54:17
The Death Of A Goth
(based on the death of Sophie Lancaster)

Hip-hop gangsters playing on the swings School boys planning their way into the big time Make a hit record or rob a bank Whichever comes easier Defend your territory at all costs This is our playground Outsiders are not welcome Along comes a goth with girlfriend by his side Dressed in black with jet black hair Talking to each other about nothing in particular Different cultures about to clash The hip-hop gangsters see the couple and start shouting “Clear off you freaks, we don’t want you around here” The young couple are taken aback They feel a little frightened The tension is high “Kill the goths” they shout in unison And the gang start to chase the goths They catch up with the young lad and knock him to the ground They start to kick him and beat him His body is being broken into pieces His girlfriend cries for help but nobody comes She starts to try and stop the hip-hop gangsters She tries to pull them off but they start on her instead She falls to the ground and her head hits the concrete slabs The gangsters kick and scream A gangland beating marking out territory They are laughing and joking as the girl drifts from consciousness She is close to death Two or more blows will finish the job Her boyfriend is crying and screaming There is nothing he can do She is dead now No way back “You should have left me to die” The young lad cries out in sheer desolation So many lives destroyed by an act of violence A dark shadow has been cast on so many lives The gangsters will spend their days in jail And the goth girl’s friends will learn to cope with their grief She will be remembered by those who knew her Killed for being an outsider Will we ever learn to live in harmony with our neighbours And accept others for who they are?
R.I.P Sophie Lancaster you’ll never be forgotten.
LadyPanddorra 2011-05-05 13:12:52
What a sad story :( I will donate when I am un blocked :)

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