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Here you will find all the updates from the SOPHIE team whether that is us out and about working or events and news we want to share with you. No two days are ever the same and we hope this shows a flavour of our work and other useful information.

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Sylvia and the charity were awarded the Community Cohesion Award sponsored by Blackburn & Darwen Council in the Fusion Community Awards 2012.

We are delighted to announce that Schuh, the most diverse of shoe companies, has generously awarded us £5000 from their charitable trust.

Last month we told you about Gena who was attacked in Edinburgh after being abused for how she was dressed. It was a dreadful attack that could have been much worse if her friend had not intervened.

The Challenge it, Report it, Stop it: The Government's Plan to Tackle Hate Crime has just been launched and contains very important references to Sophie Lancaster as an example of how the monitored strands are not the complete picture of Hate Crime in the UK.

The weird and wonderful Circus of Horrors came to Burnley last night and showed their support for the work of the Foundation.

We are pleased to annouce our next two dates for the training sessions for teachers, youth workers or other educational professionals.