In the early hours of Saturday, August 11, 2007, 20-year-old Sophie Lancaster was attacked by a group of youths in a Lancashire park.
She died several days later.
The ferocity of the assault caused widespread outrage, and led to the creation of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a charity opposed to all forms of hate crime and victimisation.
Unfortunately, the work of the charity is far from over.
Black Roses, a poetic sequence in Sophie’s voice, written by award-winning poet and playwright Siomn Armitage, hit book shelves this week.
One third of all profits from the release will be given to the foundation.
Purchase the book, support the foundation, and keep Sophie’s memory alive.