Sophie Lancaster was a 20 year old girl who lived in Bacup, Rossendale in Lancashire. She was a small sensitive girl who was a gap year student with dreams of doing an English degree working with children like her. She along with her boyfriend Robert Maltby an art student in Manchester were followers of the gothic subculture.
On Saturday the 11th August 2007 she and her boyfriend were walking through a skate park on their way home. A group of teenage youths were binge drinking there and were heavily drunk when they decided to attack Robert apparently based on how he looked. Sophie rushed in to defend her boyfriend after he was knocked unconscious, trying to cradle him in her arms. The youths turned on her and attacked her. Both Sophie and Robert were put into comas and were hospitalized. Maltby's injuries left him with bleeding on the brain but he recovered over the next two weeks. However it became clear Sophie would not recover from her injuries and on the 24th of August her family agreed to switch of her life support and she died.
Saturday the 1st of November
The Cavern, The Isaac Butt Bar
(S.O.P.H.I.E) will proudly present
As gig is in a licenced premises over 18 ID may be required
A benefit night for the charity Stamp Out Predjuice Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere (S.O.P.H.I.E)
Additionally Dominion goth club later that evening will be donating all its revenue from the night to (S.O.P.H.I.E) as well as continuing the alternative music