Yesterday was the 3rd anniversary of the murder of 20 year old Sophie Lancaster.
I watched this tribute video twice last night. First time as myself and then again as a mum. I couldn’t breathe for a second when I watched it the second time around.
A statement from Illamasqua who have worked tirelessly with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation to promote awareness and raise money:
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On 24th August 2007, Sophie Lancaster was kicked to death, simply for dressing differently.
As a brand that promotes the right to experiment and self-express, three years after her death Illamasqua remains committed to changing attitudes towards subcultures, and continues to work with The Sophie Lancaster Foundation in the fight for universal acceptance, free from prejudice.
Honour Sophie’s memory today and watch the ‘Dark Angel’ tribute film. So far we have reached 162,000 hits, but we’re hoping to reach over 500,000, so please forward the link to friends and family and help us spread the message.
Alternatively buy an Illamasqua Sophie Pencil, wristband or make a donation, and help The Sophie Lancaster Foundation continue its work. £3 from every Sophie Pencil purchased, and all proceeds from the wristband sales go directly to the Foundation.
Please forward the video today if you get a moment.