One of these cases happened back in 2007 when Sophie Lancaster along with her boyfriend was attacked by a number of males in their mid-teens while walking through Stubbylee Park in Bacup, Rossendale, in Lancashire. Sophie died as a result of the attack.
Her mother founded the S.O.P.H.I.E Lancaster Foundation to raise awareness of the problem. The exact aims of the foundation are:
- 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.
Coffee Jingle Records have announced that they are releasing a Charity album in aid of The S.O.P.H.I.E Lancaster Foundation, which is being released Friday May 27th, but available to Pre-Order now as a digital copy and a CD and Artwork, with all proceeds going to the charity. This album is a mixture of alternative music. The album is aimed to create awareness and funds to help support the charity to achieve their aims.
|The cover of the S.O.P.H.I.E Lancaster charity album, (c) by |
Tara McPhee, used with kind permission
Cradle Of Filth
Die So Fluid
Digital copies are £7, Double CD Album £10 (Free P and P in the UK) and 8 x 8 limited edition prints are £5 (Free P and P in the UK) all available on Bandcamp on this link.
As a preview to the record you can listen to the track that Arch Enemy have contributed called "You will know my name" right here in the video player.
Make sure to visit these links to get to know more about the S.O.P.H.I.E Lancaster Foundation:
S.O.P.H.I.E Official Website = po.st/SWPage
S.O.P.H.I.E Facebook Page = po.st/SFB
S.O.P.H.I.E Twitter Page = po.st/SLTW