Celebrating our Foundation so far…

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Me and Mitch

On Sunday night the Amy Winehouse Foundation had an evening celebrating our achievements over the last 21 months, and an opportunity to welcome and thank our supporters old and new. We were joined by family, friends, supporters, charity partners, AWF volunteers and guests of Adot.

The evening was hosted by Janis and Mitch Winehouse who talked about the unique aspects of the work we do and all the progress that has been made since they started the Foundation. We were entertained by talented young people who have been supported by the Foundation, and speakers included people volunteering for the foundation’s Resilience Programme, and myself as I gave a speech about blogging for the foundation and how inspiring it has been for me.

It is credit to everyone’s hard work that we have achieved so much in such a short time but we are committed to continuing our work in Amy’s name to provide support to so many causes close to her heart. So while we have done so much he message was stressed by Mitch throughout the evening, that we can only continue our work this with support from not only those in the room, but also from each and every one of you out there.

This will mean we can continue to provide and support drug and alcohol education and support, youth homelessness working with those most vulnerable, and engaging and inspiring young people through music… the list goes on. It made me so proud to hear about all the hard work and the impact it’s made in such a short time.

Me and Rowan
Me and Rowan

Family, friends and special guests mixed with young people and supporters of the foundation while the room reverberated with love. The friendly crowd were entertained by two fantastic young artists engaged with the AWF Music Project ‘Amy’s Yard’ and the three boys who received scholarships to Sylvia Young Theatre School through the Foundation, who gave a beautiful rendition of ‘Valerie’. A young artist Ocean Wisdom who is working with the Foundation’s sponsors Adot also performed to rapturous applause.

It was a night of music, laughter, tears and celebration and it was an honour to be there.

Thank you for your continuing support. Well done you!

Sophia Kichou
AWF Blogger


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