IT is now more than six years since Sophie Lancaster was horrifically killed in an East Lancashire park – just because of the way she was dressed.

But since the 20-year-old’s death, her mother Sylvia has worked tirelessly to make sure she will never be forgotten.

At the weekend, a string of A-list stars showed their support for the foundation set up in Sophie’s name by wearing charity wristbands at the Compendium of Reason event at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

Actor Hugh Grant, comedian Ross Noble, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and TV science presenter Professor Brian Cox all gave their backing to the Haslingden-based anti-hate crime campaign.

The event capped a busy year for the charity, which has seen Sylvia give talks in schools throughout the UK.

It is brilliant that the foundations message is now reaching so many people.

And the fact that it continues to be something at the top of the news agenda, supported by some of the country’s most high-profile celebrities, is testament to the hard work being carried out in Sophie’s name.