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Fans Are Invited To Recreate Classic ‘Back to Black’ Songs To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of Album Release

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Today (31st October), fans will be able to record their own versions of some of Amy Winehouse’s classic tracks, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of her masterpiece 2006 album ‘Back to Black’.

Available through the official Amy Winehouse Vevo channel, each video features a link where fans can download the backing track and create their own version and submit it as part of a talent-finding competition.

Amy’s longtime collaborators and friends Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi produced the songs and are now patrons of the Amy Winehouse Foundation. They will be judging the entries and picking a winner who will have their performance recorded and filmed in a studio and premiered on the official Island Records YouTube channel.

Island Records and Vevo will be donating all funds from the campaign to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Since her tragic passing in 2011, the charity, created in Amy’s name, aims to help vulnerable young people facing a variety of complex issues such as homelessness, drug & alcohol addiction, mental health conditions and unemployment.

Our most recent project is Amy’s Place, a women-only recovery house in East London. Since its opening in August 2016, the house provides a lasting legacy of support for young women aged 18 to 30, recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The project helps them to reintegrate into society with the best possible opportunity of sustaining their recovery. It is one of the few women-only recovery housing projects in the country.

The Amy Winehouse Resilience Programme is a groundbreaking drug & alcohol awareness and prevention programme for secondary schools. Evaluated by academics at Harvard University and delivered in partnership with Addaction, the programme is currently delivered in well over 100 schools across the UK.

Another vital project, Amy’s Yard, helps ‘to support the personal development of disadvantaged young people through music’. Amy’s Yard is a 12-week AQA accredited programme supporting talented young people to develop greater self-awareness and personal development as artists and as individuals, while enhancing their education, training and employment potential within the music industry and beyond.

With the funds raised from this campaign, the work of the Foundation can continue with our important work, and with Amy’s legacy.

New Pegasus Merchandise

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We’re really excited to launch our brand new range of merchandise in collaboration with the street artist Pegasus.
Pegasus has been a keen supporter of the foundations work since 2013 and we are so excited to finally be working with him on a range of merchandise, with all proceeds coming to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
On our online shop we are selling packs of 5 Pegasus postcards, each with a different Amy image.
Please purchase here: http://shop.amywinehousefoundation.org/product/postcard-pack-by-pegasus
AWF T-Shirts By Harry Pseftoudis - 23.07.2015     AWF T-Shirts By Harry Pseftoudis - 23.07.2015
You can also order Pegasus T-shirts and vests- these come in mens and Womens and you can either order a dark grey T-shirt, or a white vest all featuring Pegasus’ “Union jack Amy” artwork.
Please purchase here: https://amywinehousefoundation.pressup.io/pegasus

 

Thank you Fundraisers!

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September 12th-14th marked AWF’s 3rd birthday, and what would have been Amy’s 31st. We asked our amazing supporters to mark this special occasion by fundraising for AWF, and have been overwhelmed by the efforts and support we have received from some of our fundraisers. We would like to thank the following fundraisers for their huge efforts, we couldn’t do it without you.

Laura Butler held a gig at The Boot Inn, Sutton Coldfield on 13th September which raised over £900. We are so grateful for Laura’s support as she has organised many gigs to raise funds for us over the last few years.

Alexandre Ferreira organised an exhibition in Brazil which took place in Natal on 2nd- 6th September, and in Fortaleza on 15th-19th . The exhibition featured artwork from many artists who have continuously supported such as Henry Hate, Horace Panter and Pegasus.

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Marc Blackburn held his annual all day music event on 13th September in September, which has raised over £2000 over the last 3 years. Plans are already in motion for next years event!

Adam Richardson ran the BUPA Great north Run on 7th September in 1hour 36 minutes (his personal best!) and raised over £500 for the Resilience Programme.

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Thanks again to all our fundraisers. If you would like to raise funds for AWF and help us continue our work to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people, then please email us at fundraising@amywinehousefoundation.org for more information.