Sylvia Lancaster, we are so proud of you.

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Sophie’s mum has been awarded an OBE for her work to Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred & Intolerance Everywhere in her murdered daughter’s name.

Seven years ago in August, Sylvia Lancaster’s daughter, Sophie, and her boyfriend Rob were attacked in a Lancashire park; kicked and stamped on for being goths. Sophie never regained consciousness after the attack and died two weeks later.

Since then, Sylvia has worked tirelessly to change the law, promote tolerance towards alternative subcultures and create a lasting legacy to Sophie. And we are honoured to have worked closely with Sylvia throughout the past seven years to help bring these changes into play.

From her close working relationship with the police and the government, to her grass roots work with young people, Sylvia has captured the hearts and minds of the nation in her quest for a more tolerant society – and we will proudly support her as she continues to make her mark. We couldn’t be more delighted for her as her OBE was announced over the weekend in recognition of her energy, dedication and spirit. Well done, Sylvia.

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