26 November 2010
This Friday is "Make A Noise" day, Sophie Lancaster's birthday and Sylvia Lancaster [her Mother] has asked that as many as possible record yourselves making a minute's noise and upload it to the Sophie Lancaster facebook site [click here]
Illamasqua are proud to work alongside the charity, supporting them in their objective 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 cultures, and to create a lasting legacy to Sophie.
We sell the Sophie Pencil - a blacker than black Medium Pencil that's great for eyes and lips. Every pencil sold [£12.50] amounts to a donation of £3 being made to the charity.
You can also donate online at www.illamasqua.com
Taken from the Sophie Lancaster Facebook page:
"Since Sophie's death on August 24th 2007, following the horrific attack on her and her partner Rob in Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire, the Sophie Foundation have had lots of kind offers of support and donations. Sophie and Rob dressed in their unique way, expressing their individuality as creative artistic people.
After consulting family and friends, we felt that a charity should be set up in Sophie’s name. The charity, known as The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, will focus on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in our communities.
It will also work in conjunction with politicians and police forces to ensure individuals who a part of subcultures are protected by the law."