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The tragic passing of Amy on 23rd July 2011, aged just 27, left not only her family and close friends heart broken, but had a huge impact on people all over the world. Amy and her music has touched the lives of millions across the globe.
Amy’s family launched the Amy Winehouse Foundation on September 14th 2011, on what would have been Amy’s 28th birthday.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. We also aim to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential. We are driven by a powerful vision for young people, a world where young people can flourish.
We do this through a range of initiatives and programmes, which include;
The Resilience Programme for Schools, a groundbreaking drug & alcohol awareness and prevention programme for secondary schools;
Amy’s Yard, an intensive music programme which supports the personal development of disadvantaged young people;
Amy’s Place, which helps women leaving treatment for addictions to reintegrate into society with the best possible opportunity of sustaining their recovery and building a fulfilling life.
It also includes Music Therapy for Children, where those with life-limiting conditions are helped to address important developmental needs through music therapy.
This work will not only make a signiﬁcant and positive difference for those it supports, but will also pay tribute to Amy’s remarkable life, talent and beautiful spirit.