Supporting The Foundation
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 17:53

Your kind donations and support helps us to make a difference in Sophie's name.


Here are ways you can donate:

Direct into our Bank Account:


Account Name: The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Sort Code: 30-11-48

Account Number: 13881260

IBAN GB86LYOD30114812406360


There is also Text Giving:

Text SOPH05 £(Your Amount) to 70070


Every Click Donation



Via Cheque:

87 Deardengate 

Please make cheques  payable to: The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

We also now have a Gift Aid number which enables us to collect an extra 25% on your donation from the Government if you are a UK tax payer: XT 28806


Organising an Event - some useful guidance

Thanks for enquiring about holding an event to raise money for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Organising your own event is one of the main ways that people can get involved and support us.

Most events that are organised take the form of gigs or concerts, but our supporters fund-raise in all sorts of ways, from running marathons to sponsored walks.

Best of luck with all your organising and we hope that your event goes well!


Before Your Event

If you're planning an event, get in touch via the website to let us know what you have planned so we can advertise it on our Web Site, Facebook and Twitter, please leave plenty of time before your event to do this.


Guidelines for Publicity

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation name and reputation are very precious to us, so we just have a few quick rules and guidelines about how you can use our name and logo in relation to your event.

  • All publicity materials (artwork, fliers, poster, line up etc) must be sent to us for approval before they are released.
  • Use of our name and logo - We are very happy for you to use our logo on your publicity, but it must be clear that the event is to raise money for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, not organised by us.
  • The main consideration is that the name 'The Sophie Lancaster Foundation' should not be used in the title of your event, as this can be confusing for people attending.
  • The Sophie Lancaster Foundation logo can be used at bottom of fliers and posters but we ask it not be too large of the main image, if you need the logo please email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Your publicity materials must show the following phrasing wherever you use our logo :

"Raising funds in aid of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation:

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation are not involved in the organisation of this event."

On all publicity, it is a legal requirement that you state that Foundation is a registered charity and display the Registered Charity Number - 1129689


Our Requirements

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation WILL NOT be associated with any events that

  • Contain any fascist, racist or discriminatory content.
  • Use the The Sophie Lancaster Foundation name for commercial gain
  • Promote violent, aggressive or intimidating behaviour


After Your Event

  • Firstly, and most importantly ... let us know how it went!
  • Donate your proceeds using one of the methods mentioned above. We will happily provide receipts and certificates to display if required.
  • Please be aware, if you are donating money from a fundraising event held outside the UK, there may be special considerations to take into account, so please be sure you get in touch about this well in advance of the date of your event.


Finally a Few Legal Bits and Pieces

  • Remember, whilst we appreciate your support, The Sophie Lancaster Foundation cannot and will not accept liability for any fundraising activity or event you undertake in our aid. If you need insurance, you will need to take it out yourself.
  • Please don't carry out house to house collections as it is illegal without a special licence.
  • Please don't collect money in the street or any other public place without a licence from your local authority.
  • There are specific legal implications if you are organising a lottery prize draw or raffle, please contact your local council licence department for advice or contact us if you need our written permission.
  • Licences - Check with your local authority whether you need to obtain any special licences, eg public entertainment, collection or alcohol licences.