The mother and step mother of the late Amy Winehouse joined forces to officially open a new charity boutique in Crouch End for Haven House on Saturday 21 July.

Janis Winehouse, Amy’s mother, and Jane Winehouse, Managing Trustee at the Amy Winehouse Foundation, welcomed shoppers inside the new boutique at 15 Topsfield Parade by cutting a purple ribbon at 11am.

The boutique is Haven House’s sixth charity shop and first in North London.

Ahead of the opening, Janis and Jane received a tour of the boutique which is home to a treasure trove of high quality pre-loved items, including designer clothes, contemporary home furnishings and children’s toys for a wide range of different ages.

A special print of Amy Winehouse created by Harry Luxton who uses Haven House was launched to coincide with the opening. Harry, 18, from Harold Wood, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and produced the artwork in recognition of the hospice’s links with the Amy Winehouse Foundation which part-funds our music therapy service.

Janis Winehouse said: "Jane and I were so proud to open Haven House’s new boutique in Crouch End. The boutique looks fantastic and Harry’s print of Amy is beautiful. I hope the shop makes lots of money for this most worthy hospice."

Matt Lord, Head of Retail at Haven House, said: "We are very grateful to Janis and Jane Winehouse for officially opening our new boutique in Crouch End.

"The feedback we had from our first shoppers on the day was really positive with many positive comments about the high-quality nature of the stock and upmarket feel inside.

"We have wanted to open a shop in Crouch End for many years and we hope our boutique will be a wonderful addition to the area.

“We are urging residents to donate their pre-loved goods to the boutique and to volunteer.”

To find out more about volunteering at our boutique in 15 Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, London, N8 8PR, please contact:

Andrea Thorogood
Volunteer Development Manager
020 8498 5853