Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch will be in Dublin this Friday to donate €25000 made from sales of his daughter’s last album to The LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.
He will be accompanied by Amy Winehouse Foundation patron Barbara Windsor when he presents the money which comes from the Irish sales of Amy’s album Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
It will be Mitch’s second visit to LauraLynn which is Ireland's first Children's hospice. The hospice cares for children, from birth to 18, who have life-limiting conditions and also helps their families to cope.
"We were moved and in awe of the great work the Hospice does for kids in Ireland," MItch says. "Our Foundation is in place to help charities and projects that make a difference and nowhere is this illustrated so well as at LauraLynn. We are honoured to be able to make this donation in Amy's name and know that she would be proud too."
The Amy Winehouse Foundation also funds a young people's advice worker at the London Irish Centre which was often visited by Amy when she lived nearby. Future fundraisers in aid of LauraLynn Children's Hospice are now planned at the London Irish Centre.
The Winehouses launched the Amy Winehouse Foundation on 14th September 2011, on what would have been her 28th birthday. It was set up in Amy’s memory to support charitable activities in both the UK and abroad that provide help, support or care for young people, especially those who are in need through ill health, disability, financial disadvantage or addiction.