The charity, which is set up by ‘Rehab singer’s father Mitch and family and friends, aims to help a number of causes close to Amy’s heart, including support for young people in need due to ill health, disability, financial disadvantage or any kind of addiction.
One of the first major donations to the charity will come from sales of ‘Body & Soul’, the track Amy recorded with Tony Bennett at Abbey Road Studios in London in March.
Talking about the mission of Amy Winehouse Foundation, Mitch said, “I was in New York when I received the terrible news about Amy. It was almost instantaneous, this feeling that we need to help people she cared about. Amy was very generous and we kept coming back to the thought of how much she loved children. It seemed appropriate that the focus of our work should be with young people, those who are vulnerable either through ill health or circumstance. Amy touched millions throughout the world and I know she will continue to, through the foundation.”
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