Charity single to mark anniversary of Sophie Lancaster’s murder

Sophie Lancaster

Sophie Lancaster

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A CHARITY single is being launched to mark the seventh anniversary of Sophie Lancaster’s murder.

Sophie, 20, from Haslingden, died after she and her boyfriend Rob Maltby were attacked in Stubbylee Park, Bacup, in 2007 because of their goth-style of dress.

After her death, her mum Sylvia Lancaster, founded the Sophie Lancaster Foundation which fights intolerance and prejudice.

Now the charity has joined forces with the band Bad Pollyanna to release the poignant song Invincible Girl. It will be available to purchase on download and on limited-edition vinyl from August 11, the seventh anniversary of the attack.

Sylvia said: “The lyrics of Invincible Girl are so emotionally intelligent; they leave you feeling sad, strong, inspired and proud – all at the same time. I truly believe that Sophie would have loved it. And that’s good enough for me.

“We all feel that seven years is an appropriate milestone to celebrate the strength and courage Sophie’s death has given us to slowly but surely change the world. And proceeds and awareness from this charity single will help us continue our crucial work.”

The song will be available from Amazon and iTunes from Monday.

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