Sylvia Lancaster OBE
Chief Executive, the Sophie Lancaster Foundation
Sylvia Lancaster is Chief Executive of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation which was set up in response to her daughter Sophie’s murder in August 2007. Sophie was targeted solely because of her alternative appearance. The work that Sylvia and the Foundation undertake focuses on challenging the intolerance and prejudice faced by alternative subcultures. Sylvia also campaigns to change hate crime legislation so that it incorporates attacks upon alternatives and is a member of the independent Hate Crime Advisory Board. She has devised an educational resource that the Foundation takes into a whole host of places including schools, prisons and universities.