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Amy Winehouse foundation raises 1.9 mn pounds annually

United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz, Wed, 22 May 2013 IANS

London, May 22 (IANS) A foundation set up by late singer Amy Winehouse's father Mitch reportedly raised nearly 1.9 million pounds (over $2,000,000) in a year.

The foundation helps homeless people, drug addicts and promotes young musicians.

"We are honoured we can help so many young people in Amy's name. Good everyone was involved," quoted Mitch as saying.

The foundation collected more than 700,000 pounds ($1,000,000) from a book penned by Mitch about his daughter, and 103,000 pounds (over $100,000) came from the ball held in her name.

Winhehouse's posthumous album "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" collected 700,000 pounds.

The family has handed out almost 340,000 pounds (over $500,000) to help drug and alcohol prevention work, disadvantaged young people and promising musicians.

They have also funded scholarships to London's Sylvia Young Theatre School.

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