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Amy Winehouse Foundation supports hospice in Dublin

Amy Winehouse Foundation supports hospice in Dublin

THE Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up following the singer’s death, is to make a major donation to a children’s hospice in Dublin.

LauraLynn House, which is the Republic’s first children’s hospice (see below), will receive a €25,000 donation.

The hospice was opened last year by the then Irish President, Mary McAleese. The LauraLynn Children’s Hospice Foundation had been established in 2001 by Jane and Brendan McKenna following the deaths of their young daughters.

Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, had visited the hospice last year and has now said it will receive the major donation.

The money is from the proceeds of the album Lioness: Hidden Treasures, which was released following the singer’s death last year, aged 27.

Speaking about the decision to help LauraLynn House, Mr. Winehouse said: “Amy loved kids and she loved babies. When she passed away the first projects we looked at supporting were children’s hospices.

“When we received the money from Amy’s album we started to look for a charity to support and that’s when we decided to support LauraLynn.”

To find out more information about LauraLynn House, including how to make a donation, click here.

To find out more information about The Amy Winehouse Foundation, including how to make a donation, click here.


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