The Rock and Metal Society have raised a staggering £670 for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
The Society held a gig called Eradicate Hate, which saw performances from Raised by Owls, Repulsive Vision, Bloodthread, Scumpulse and Asperger Memos- five acts from across the metal genre.
The Rock and Metal Society decided to choose the Sophie Lancaster Foundation to raise funds for aligning with their values, supporting their aims to raise awareness on the issue of bullying based on appearance.
The Foundation was founded following the murder of Sophie Lancaster, who alongside her boyfriend, was viciously attacked in a park by several teenage boys. Since then, the foundation founded in 2009, has sought “to campaign to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures or Lifestyle and Dress.”
The charity has collaborated with brands such as Illamasqua and Propaganda, other charities such as the Anne Frank UK Trust and musicians such as Courtney Love, Goldblade, The Damned and The King Blues.
Alongside Alternative Promotions, the Rock and Metal Society spearheaded the “Eradicate Hate” concert which was held at Audio in Glasgow. According to Roddy Wilson, President of the Rock and Metal Society, the event was a success, stating that two of the bands said: “It was one of the best audiences they’ve ever played to.”
Along with ticket sales and raffle tickets, an amazing £670 was raked in for the charity.
The society’s work with charity doesn’t stop there. Roddy Wilson spoke of their current fundraising mission for SAHM, which they are doing by participating in the Great Stirling Beard Off. He also added that they hope to continue their charitable endeavours, “this summer the committee will be looking at new innovative ideas to raise money for charities next term.”