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Bloodstock Festival news: This is the hardest statement to write. It is with great shock and disbelief that we announce that S…

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This is the hardest statement to write. It is with great shock and disbelief that we announce that Sylvia Lancaster has passed away. She died early this morning in Blackburn hospital. She had suffered from ill health for the last couple of years, but her death was sudden and unexpected. Sylvia had such a powerful life force; we cannot imagine a world without her in it.

Following Sophie’s brutal murder, Sylvia put her energy into championing people from alternative subcultures and creating educational programmes to tackle prejudice and intolerance. She worked tirelessly to combat the inaccurate and lazy stereotyping that all too often leads to violent prejudice and promoted a culture of celebrating difference; something that leads to safer communities for us all.

Sylvia was formidable. She challenged authority and fought for what she believed in. Her legacy is that Sophie will never be forgotten, and her daughter’s name will always represent her mission – to Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere.
She will be sadly missed.

There will be much to say over the course of the next few months. Initially all our thoughts are focused on supporting Adam and his family in the coming days and weeks. Hold those you love a little bit closer today.

We are finishing for the last time using Sylvia’s sign off.

Love and Light,

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation Team

#SylviaLancaster #SophieLancasterFoundation

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation



21 Responses

  1. Simon Moseley says:

    Such sad news

  2. Luis Rodriguez Aliaga says:

    Rest in peace Sylvia🌹

  3. Alison Roberts says:

    Such sad news , condolences to the family . She was an amazing woman .

  4. James Godfrey says:

    now you and sophie can listen to metal toghter once again in heaven rest easy

  5. Rick Graham says:

    Reunited, but sad news. Bless them both.

  6. Darren Saunders says:

    RIP 😥

  7. Holly Williamson says:

    Very sad news 🖤

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  10. Bernie-Ray Hobbs says:

    Was a pleasure to have met and spoke to you Sylvia 🤘🏻🌹
    However you and Sophie, Together at last ❤️

  11. Mechelle Beelzeb says:

    Condolences and hope you are together now

  12. Samara Marshall says:

    Sooo sad, horns high for you sylvia 🤟🏻🖤🕯

  13. Seamus Reid says:

    Terrible news, the loss of Sophie must have been terribly difficult regardless how many years have passed. Mother and daughter reunited.😥

  14. Jacqueline Seddon says:

    rest in peace lovely lady x

  15. Ross Evans says:

    Sorry to hear this news.

  16. Matthew Kennedy says:

    RIP such sad news

  17. Christian Stevens says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. She left such a wonderful legacy for her daughter and also played an invalueable role for many others who needed help.

    Brilliant lady. Thank you and rest well.

  18. Patricia O' Toole says:

    Very sad news😢

  19. Alex Jones says:

    She stood up for all of us and left behind a lot of kindness and acceptance, RIP

  20. Stephanie Lewis says:

    So sad. The lady is a hero just like her daughter and will never be forgotten

  21. Amanda Marlow says:

    Rip beautiful soul xx

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