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AWF Donates £19,815 To Pilion Trust

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Towards the end of 2012, the Amy Winehouse Foundation was delighted to be able to award a grant of £19,815 to the Pilion Trust’s CrashPad Project, a venture by the London-based homeless shelter that we had previously supported the year before, and have built up a close relationship with.

The grant will fund the full staffing and volunteer costs of the Pilion Trust CrashPad between December 2012 and May 2013, and it is hoped that the Pilion Trust and its staff will provide appropriate shelter to a maximum of 15 young people every night between 10th December 2012 and 1st May 2013.

In addition, the Pillion Trust and its staff will also support young people with advice and guidance into temporary or permanent housing, training or employment.


AWF Donates £38,000 To Centrepoint

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The Foundation were given a warm welcome by staff and young people at the Centrepoint Camberwell Foyer on February 30, where a cheque for £38,000 was presented to fund a Dual Diagnosis Specialist Worker as part of Centrepoint’s Health & Wellbeing Team.

The funding will be used to employ a practitioner who specialises in ‘dual diagnosis’. This is a term commonly used to describe people who have a combination of mental health problems and substance use. Within the Health and Wellbeing Team, Centrepoint already works with many young people who fit the description, but this new funding will enable to extend our specialism to support young people.

The Dual Diagnosis Practitioner will support a caseload of young people who experience mental health problems and who also use substances. As well as providing one-to-one counselling support, the Dual Diagnosis Practitioner will co-ordinate the care of those specific young people, ensuring they are linked into appropriate external diagnosis and treatment services for substance use and mental health.

A big part of this will be to build relationships with statutory services and develop protocols on multi-agency working around dual diagnosis with numerous local authorities. In addition, they will offer training on dual diagnosis for staff across Centrepoint services, as well as ongoing advice and consultancy to staff supporting young people with such complex needs.

The role will be fully integrated into the Health and Wellbeing Team, supporting the existing substance misuse work.

AWF Donates £30,000 To Roundhouse Radio

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The Amy Winehouse Foundation was delighted to award a grant of £30,000 towards The Roundhouse’s Radio Roundhouse project recently,the first of what we hope will be many collaborations between ourselves and the iconic London music venue.

Roundhouse Radio is an online radio station broadcast direct from Camden’s historic Roundhouse by a new generation of radio talent, all aged 25 or under.

Each evening, Roundhouse Radio boasts a schedule of eclectic shows. While throughout the day you can hear archived shows and great music.

In 2011 Roundhouse Radio’s hard work and creativity was recognised at the Smart Future Minds Awards, which celebrates ‘ideas and innovation that will shape lives in cities of the future’, following a nomination from BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne.

One of the most recent grants to be awarded is a £30,000 donation to the Roundhouse to support their Roundhouse Radio programme over the next 3 years. The family and Foundation have a particular affinity with the Roundhouse, due to Amy’s close connection with the venue and its location in Camden, and the great work they do using music to inspire and engage young people.

The Roundhouse Radio programme provides access to projects and opportunities for young people aged 16-25 from socio-economically and personally disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme provides young people with transferable interpersonal skills, technical skills, industry knowledge and experience, and has a100% success rate in directing young participants into employment or further related training.

Press Coverage For The Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball


Below are examples of the amazing coverage we received from the national press concerning our gala Ball, held on November 20, 2012.Vantage November 2012.


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Watch Team AWF At The Centre Point Sleep Out!


Staff members of the Amy Winehouse Foundation bonded at Centre Point’s recent Sleep Out, raising £1500 for the charity into the bargain.

The Sleep Out took place in Broadgate’s Exchange Square, along with another London event and one near Centrepoint’s North East service in Durham, and saw more than 850 brave and hardy souls brave the chilly temperature to raise awarness and money for homeless young people.

Together, they brought in almost £300,000.

AWF Salutes Its Fundraisers!


The Amy Winehouse Foundation would like to extend its thanks and congratulations to a selection of individuals who have gone above and beyond in order to raise money for the charity.

Laura Butler, who has in the last few months done more than most in the name of the Foundation, deserves special mention for her efforts.

Laura is one of the country’s foremost Amy tribute artists, and ensures that she takes her AWF collection bucket to all of her gigs.

One of her most recent events, staged at The Brickhouse in Brick Lane, London – a street that is something of a spiritual home for the Winehouse family – raised £2737.50 for the Foundation, taking her personal tally to £3802.63 since May.

One of the Winehouse’s first homes upon arriving in the UK from Belarus was in Bacon Street, located just off Brick Lane. It is here that the family were living at the time of the 1901 census.

Southampton-based Marc Blackburn held a special all-night gig for the Foundation, with performances from Hampshire-based musicians leading to a great evening of music.

In total, the event raised £1250, a sum gratefully received by the Foundation.

Another event that deserves mention and praise took place closer to home, with hairdresser Marina Berker turning her Enfield salon into a fundraising hub for a special ‘Day for Amy’, raising over £1000 in the process.

Again, we say thank you to all who have contributed to a great year for the Foundation, and hope that we can count on their continued support – as well as those who plan to help out in the new year.

Nas To Donate £1 From Every Ticket Sold To His UK Show To The Amy Winehouse Foundation


Multi-platinum recording artist Nas will be donating £1 from every ticket sold to his London 2013 show to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Nas, who will be performing at London’s O2 arena on 19th March 2013 had a close personal friendship of Amy, which led him to make the decision to support the charity set up in her name.

As well as being close personal friends the pair also worked together, Amy appears on Nas’ current single ‘Cherry Wine’ that features on his sixth #1 album, and Nas featured on Amy’s Lioness: Hidden Treasures album on ‘Like Smoke’ which was released in December last year.

Mitch Winehouse says, “Nas has announced that £1 from every ticket sold for his London concert will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Amy and Nas had a special relationship and he will also be at our New York Gala event on 21st March next year. The donation of £1 per ticket will help us continue our support of disadvantaged young people, and we at the Foundation very much appreciate this magnificent gesture”.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. The Foundation also aims to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential.

During this first year the Amy Winehouse Foundation has achieved great success in both fundraising and providing support for charitable organisations.

Nas said, “Amy was just one of a kind, we just clicked like that. May she rest in peace…she’s watching us, she’s holding me down and I’m holding her down here. It’s just love forever”.


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AWF Wristbands Available Now!


The Amy Winehouse Foundation has teamed up with wristband manufacturers Wayveband to produce Foundation-branded bands.

The bands retail at £5, with £1 going to the Foundation.

Made from quality, 100% recycled leather, Wayvebands can be pretty much whatever you want them to be.

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Fundraise, Keep Up To Date and Donate To The AWF Using Your Smartphone


The Amy Winehouse Foundation has linked up with giveonthemobile – giving supporters the chance to donate and raise funds while using their smartphones.

giveonthemobile® is a mobile app that lets you keep up to date with what’s happening at AWF and makes it really easy for you to donate to AWF, an AWF fundraiser or one of our campaigns. The app is free to download and is available for iPhone, Windows, Blackberry and Android phones which also includes easy PayPal donations. For those of you who may not have a smartphone you can donate to AWF by texting “AMY” to “70007”.

This is a great way to support Amy’s Legacy and we are working with the team at giveonthemobile® to bring you great rewards in thanks for supporting our cause over the coming months which could include merchandise and priority bookings for events.

giveonthemobile® was voted as Consumer App of the week in the Guardian Newspaper and has been awarded 10 out of 10 in iPhone and iPad essentials magazine. You can download the app from your app store under giveonthemobile (all one word word) or if you are feeling a bit lazy just type into your phones web browser and the team at giveonthemobile® will do the rest.

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