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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

 

AWF Album “Amy’s Yard The Sessions: Volume 1”

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We are proud to announce the release of our very first Amy Winehouse Foundation album ‘Amy’s Yard The Sessions: Volume 1’ in  partnership with Island Records. This album features original tracks from some of the super talented young artists who have completed  our Amy’s Yard programme.
Here is the full Track Listing;
1. Early Bird – Jhordan Romaine Ft Posy Sterling
2. Spotlight – La Braya
3. Turn It Up – Mainee Montana Ft Porsha Chanelle
4. Tick Tock – Zodiac
5. I Owe You 1 – Porsha Chanelle
6. Warning – Posy Sterling
7. Wake Before I Die – Benofficial Ft Zodiac
8. Hang – Irini Mando
9. Out to the AM – Lalya Pars Ft Mainee Montana & Benofficial
10. Make the Most of It – Johnny G Ft Natalie B
Three lucky pairs of winners will also be able to join us for the album launch at a venue in Camden on Tuesday 22nd September! If you share this post via Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #AmysYardTheSessions then we will enter you into a draw and you could be joining the artists on our very special evening.
Good luck!

AWF Album “Amy’s Yard The Sessions: Volume 1”

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Amy album
We are proud to announce the release of our very first Amy Winehouse Foundation album ‘Amy’s Yard The Sessions: Volume 1’ in  partnership with Island Records. This album features original tracks from some of the super talented young artists who have completed  our Amy’s Yard programme.
Here is the full Track Listing;
1. Early Bird – Jhordan Romaine Ft Posy Sterling
2. Spotlight – La Braya
3. Turn It Up – Mainee Montana Ft Porsha Chanelle
4. Tick Tock – Zodiac
5. I Owe You 1 – Porsha Chanelle
6. Warning – Posy Sterling
7. Wake Before I Die – Benofficial Ft Zodiac
8. Hang – Irini Mando
9. Out to the AM – Lalya Pars Ft Mainee Montana & Benofficial
10. Make the Most of It – Johnny G Ft Natalie B
Three lucky pairs of winners will also be able to join us for the album launch at a venue in Camden on Tuesday 22nd September! If you share this post via Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #AmysYardTheSessions then we will enter you into a draw and you could be joining the artists on our very special evening.
Good luck!

 

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

 

Amy’s Yard Vocal Coaching Master Class

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During week four of the latest Amy’s Yard cohort the group had a vocal coaching master class with singer & Songwriter, Klara Kjellen. Here the young singers, rappers and producers learnt various vocal techniques and breathing exercises which they can now put into practice every time they perform!

Amy’s Yard Graduation

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Last week saw the first ever Amy’s Yard Graduation take place at The Crowne Plaza London – The City Hotel, proud supporters of the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
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Here nine of our graduates were presented AQA certificates by our Patron and President of Island Records, Darcus Beese OBE.
It was a lovely evening of celebration and a chance for Master Class facilitators and supporters alike to join the participants who worked so hard throughout their programme and acknowledge their achievements.
Throughout the programme participants not only develop their artist development but they also develop their transferable skills, preparing them for any number of life opportunities – building their skills and confidence.
We are now interviewing for the next round of Amy’s Yard and are very excited about working with another group of talented young artists and individuals.

 

Amy’s Yard Poem

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Shakira, who completed our Amy’s Yard music project has written a poem about her experiences of completing the project.

Stuck in a silent state of mind
Afraid of failure if I speak
Filled with precious thoughts inside
Longing to share them with the people I meet.

‘Our day will come’

Nervous. Anxious. Feeling faint.
I begin a new journey along a positive path
Bursts of excitement, I wish to paint
A completed image of my broken halves

‘Our day will come’

I smile much more and laugh a lot too
It seems these strangers aren’t so frightening
An inspiring experience, I’m glad I pursued
Incredible beyond the surface, much like lightening

‘Our day will come’

Today I wake with a purpose
Tomorrow I will look forward too
Next year is a mystery
That I thankfully can’t wait to see

My day has come.

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Leading eating-disorder charity launches brand new website, thanks to support from Amy Winehouse Foundation

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The UK’s leading charity supporting people with eating disorders, is now better placed to provide information and advice thanks to support from the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Launched to coincide with Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Beat’s brand new website is now able to offer excellent interactive help and support people and families battling anorexia nervosa, bulimia and other related mental health issues.

Sufferers and their families looking for help will be able to access the site by smart phone or tablet, use message boards, take part in live chats and online support groups and search for local support services. This will deliver the charity’s core services 24/7 in a much more interactive way.

What’s more, b-eat.co.uk will also appeal particularly to teens and young adults – a demographic of particular concern to us at the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Amy herself battled with an eating disorder and so her family felt strongly that the work done by Beat was something they would like to support.

In fact, a brand new report from Beat (which shows that eating disorders ‘most frequently become apparent when people are in compulsory education’ and are under 16) chimes with the Amy Winehouse Foundation’s own experiences when delivering its Resilience Programme For Schools across the UK. And like Beat’s own report finds, the Amy Winehouse Foundation believes that the earliest possible interventions are the most effective when it comes to addressing a problem in someone’s life. That’s why this new website – which can quickly reach out to more people, with the most timely information and advice – is such an important tool.

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“We are delighted to have this vital support from the Amy Winehouse Foundation which has enabled us to produce a brand new website. We get 46,000 unique hits to our current website every month and the new site will help us to reach many more of the 1.6million people affected by these serious mental illnesses in the UK. Our website is a key part of what we do and it’s vital that we make the information and support we have easily accessible to everyone.”
Beat’s Chief Executive Susan Ringwood

“B-eat’s work in supporting people affected by eating disorders is vital. We frequently encounter young people who are struggling with these issues in our own work with secondary schools, and understand just how terrible an impact an eating disorder can have on them and their family. That’s why it’s so important that anyone struggling with these issues is able to access information and advice as easily as possible, so that they can get the support they deserve’.
Alex Winehouse.

You can visit the brand new site at www.b-eat.co.uk

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015

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This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, an annual week of campaigning devoted to talking about eating disorders in a way that encourages recovery and lets the people affected know that they are not alone and can be supported in recovery.

1 in 10 people will experience partial or full symptoms of an eating disorder, which can have serious impact on everyday day life making things such as work and social life harder.

Taking place from 23rd February-1s March, the week aims to raise awareness and a higher level of understanding in order to eliminate the stigma attached to this serious mental illness and raise funds for improved services to help support those with eating disorders.

Thanks to the legacy of Amy Winehouse, Beat – the UK’s leading eating disorder charity – is now able to offer more interactive help and support through its new website funded by a £45,000 donation from the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Sufferers and their families will be able to access the site by mobile phone and use message boards, take part in online support groups and search for local support services. This will deliver the charity’s core services 24/7 in a more interactive way, which will appeal particularly to the younger generation that the Foundation wishes to support.

Amy battled with an eating disorder during her life and the Winehouse family felt strongly that this was an area they would like to support. Amy was passionate about helping young people, and fully understood the problems that many of them face.

Beat will be holding a launch event on Thursday, which we will update you on.

If you have been affected by an eating disorder, or know someone who has, please visit or contact:

www.b-eat.co.uk

Helpline – 0845 634 1414

Youthline – 0845 634 6750

Email – fyp@b-eat.co.uk

Text – 07786 20 18 20

 http://www.nhs.uk/eating-disorders

 

Shakira Alleyne

Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball 2014

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Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball 2014

“I have woken up feeling inspired” Alexandra Burke

“Loved the stunning performances from Amy’s Yard” Graham Norton

“An amazing evening for a truly inspirational foundation” Paul Sculfor

These are just some of the many comments guests have made after attending the Amy Winehouse Foundation’s 3rd annual ball that took place last week at The Landmark Hotel, and I 100% agree with them! There was a great turn out with over 400 supporters who gathered to pay tribute to Amy’s astonishing life and to celebrate the fantastic work that the Foundation has achieved.

 

Mitch and Janis Winehouse opened the evening by thanking everyone who has supported and continues to support the Foundation, the night was hosted by BBC London’s Vanessa Feltz who did a fantastic job and spoke very passionately about Amy and the work beingdone in her memory.
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The atmosphere throughout the evening was delightful with a lovely dinner and wonderful performances from talented musicians such as Jermaine Jackman and Mitch Winehouse himself! There were also performances from Amy’s Yard, which I am a part of; we were given the amazing opportunity to share the music we have created down to the help of the Foundation.
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Despite us all being incredibly nervous, we managed to successfully perform in front of hundreds of people. The biggest highlight for me was to receive such encouraging feedback which felt very special. It is certainly an achievement we can be extremely proud of and I’m still buzzing from the excitement of the experience!

 

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George from the Resilience Programme gave an engaging speech on the night and spoke about how the Foundation has helped him to share his personal experience in schools to help raise awareness of the effects of drug and alcohol misuse.

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During the night there was a silent auction as well as a live auction hosted by one of the Foundations Patron’s Jon Snow where people were given the opportunity to bid for lots including a steel portrait of Amy and an Eastenders tour which was personally auctioned off by Barbra Windsor another patron of AWF. This gave a chance for guests to donate money in order to help keep the Foundation going and to help the charity grow.
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The Hard work and effort the Amy Winehouse Foundation has put into organising the ball has certainly paid off!

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It was such a pleasure to be a part of the evening, I just hope the work will continue and other young people out there will be able to say the same thing next year.

 

Thank you to all of you who have donated because the Foundation has undoubtedly changed things for myself, and many others and there are so many more young people who could benefit.

 

I had an incredible evening and I definitely won’t be forgetting this exciting event.

 

Shakira Alleyne