Mother Of Murdered Goth Accepts Royal Honor

(Classic Rock) The mother of murdered goth Sophie Lancaster has been presented with an Order Of The British Empire honour by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Sylvia Lancaster set up a charitable foundation in her daughter's memory after Sophie was beaten to death in 2007. The 20-year-old sustained fatal injuries while trying to protect boyfriend Robert Maltby, who survived the assault. The pair had been attacked because they were wearing goth-style clothing.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation aims to tackle hate crimes by educating people about subcultures and spreading a message of tolerance. Sylvia, who was told she'd receive the honour earlier this year, tells ITV: "Prince Charles talked about Sophie and about gang culture. I'm sure she would be proud. It's not just about the work that we do - it's a validation of alternative subcultures as well." Read more here.

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