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Sylvia at the Honorary Doctorate Ceremony

Sylvia Lancaster, chief executive of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, set up in her daughter's memory, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton.

Black Roses Drama Educational Resource Launch Night

The launch of the Black Roses Educational resource held at DACA last night was a huge success with over 150 people attending the powerful event.

"Murdered For Being Different" wins prestigious BAFTA award!

"Sylvia was invited to join the BBC3 drama team when they were short-listed for the prestigious BAFTA TV Best Single Drama Award for the powerful film "Murdered For Being Different"

sylvia and kate at no2h8Sophie Lancaster Foundation Wins Prestigious Award

The second No2H8 Awards Ceremony took place in the Churchill Regency Hotel in London last night (10th October) and Sylvia and Kate were guests of the organisers as shortlisted nominees.

Sophie’s 10th Anniversary

The 24th August marks ten years since the death of Sophie following the brutal, hate fuelled attack thirteen days earlier. Sophie’s injuries were so great she never regained consciousness, the damage so great her life was taken from those she loved.

“Killed for Being Different” is the new BBC3 film that tells the story of Sophie and Rob’s life together and the shocking hate fuelled attack that led to Sophie’s death in August 2007. The film will be screened on the online channel on Sunday 18h June before the 10th anniversary.