March 14 2014 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
A hospice which cares for children with life-limiting illnesses has received a £41,150 grant from the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Haven House, of High Road, Woodford Green, will now be able to create a music therapy room in its new annex.
It will be named the Amy Winehouse Foundation Music Room, in memory of the late singer who died in 2011, and will see poorly children enjoy making music with qualified therapists.
The hospice’s chief executive, Mike Palfreman, said: “Opening a new music therapy room in our hospice, thanks to the foundation’s support, will bring sound and music to the lives of our children who find it incredibly difficult to communicate and connect verbally with their families.
“We are delighted that Amy will be remembered by creating special memories with our families through the power of music.”
Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse, the chair of the foundation, said: “It is truly humbling meeting the dedicated people who provide essential support to youngsters and wonderful to be able to help them.
“Amy’s name lives on through this work and we are especially pleased that music, something Amy loved, can be of great benefit to others.”