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The Bram Stoker Estate

In  response  to  the  continuing  worldwide  fascination  with  Bram  Stoker  and  his  most  iconic  creation,  Count  Dracula,  the  descendants  of  Bram  Stoker  have  taken  an  active  role  in  ensuring  their  famous  ancestor’s  intellectual  property  rights  are  preserved  and  protected.    Their  mission  includes  ensuring  the  availability  of  historically  accurate  information  about  Bram  Stoker  and  his  life,  collaboration  with  individuals  and  entities  of  like  purpose,  and  placing  a  suitable  statue  of  him  in  Dublin,  the  city  of  his  birth

    

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Since Sophie's death on August 24th 2007, following the horrific attack on her and her partner Rob in Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire, we had lots of kind offers of support and donations. Sophie and Rob dressed in their unique way, expressing their individuality as creative artistic people.

After consulting family and friends, we felt that a charity should be set up in Sophie's name. The charity, known as The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, will focus on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in our communities.

 

Sylvia Lancaster receives her OBE from Prince Charles

It will also work in conjunction with politicians and police forces to ensure individuals who are part of subcultures are protected by the law. In 2013 Greater Manchester Police became the first to monitor and record hate crimes and incidents against people from Alternative Subcultures. Several other Police Authorities followed their example

Greenpeace is a non-governmental[3] environmental organization with offices in over 55 countries and an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.[4] Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by Irving Stowe and Dorothy StoweCanadian and US ex-pat environmental activists. Greenpeace states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity"[5] and focuses its campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate changedeforestationoverfishingcommercial whalinggenetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues. It uses direct actionlobbyingresearch, and ecotage[6] to achieve its goals. The global organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations, or political parties, relying on three million individual supporters and foundation grants.[7][8] Greenpeace has a general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council[9] and is a founding member[10] of the INGO Accountability Charter, an international non-governmental organization that intends to foster accountability and transparency of non-governmental organizations.

 

VPR is a independent record store based in Chesterfield, Derbys. We mainly buy and sell secondhand LPs & 45s of many genres together with a handful of new pressings and reissues. It is also home to The VPR Show on Radio Free Matlock

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