On this, the four year anniversary of the passing of Sophie Lancaster, I’d like to once again take a moment to bring to light a wonderful charity, spearheaded by the folks over at UK-based beauty brand, Illamasqua.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Sophie Lancaster, allow me to take a moment to bring her tragic story to your attention. Sophie Lancaster was a courageous young lady whose life was ended abruptly due to hatred and prejudice. 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, four 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.
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.
To date, Illamasqua have raised thousands of pounds for the charity and they are more determined than ever to ensure that Sophie’s legacy lives on. Remember, that every bit of support, even just watching the video above, helps.