Haven House Children’s Hospice is thrilled to have received a grant of £41,150 from the Amy Winehouse Foundation to fund a new music therapy room in the hospice’s new annex.

The room will provide children with a safe, familiar environment in which they can enjoy and explore music-making with our qualified therapists. This very special room will be named the ‘Amy Winehouse Foundation Music Room’ and the project is something the Foundation and Amy’s family are very proud to be a part of.

The long-term impact of having a music therapy room at Haven House is of great importance to the families using the service, as the Woodford Green hospice Chief Executive, Mike Palfreman explains:

“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.”

On awarding the grant, Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father and 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."

Amy Winehouse’s musical legacy lives on with the Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up in her name by her family. In this latest round of grants the charity has focused on one of their three core areas, ‘supporting the personal development of disadvantaged young people through music’ to engage and inspire and change lives.

Total donations made since the Foundation was established by Amy's family after her death in 2011 have now topped £800,000, with thousands of young people benefiting.