This Sunday 13 September, the day before Amy Winehouse’s 37th birthday, friends, and family of the music legend, will be completing a 10-mile walk from Haven House, to Amy’s statue in Camden Town.  
This dedicated group, known as Amy’s Dream has come together to raise funds for projects specifically supported by the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The music therapy service provided by Haven House, is one of these vital projects that supports children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.
The Foundation has been a long-standing supporter of Haven House having funded our music therapy room and the equipment needed to run our service for seriously ill children and their families. Music therapy is a space where children can play, explore, interact, and communicate in a way that's meaningful for them.  
The group of walkers will be accompanied by hospice staff and volunteers including our Chief Executive Mike Palfreman and our music therapist.
Haven House’s Music Therapy Lead, Roxanne Scott, said:
We are so pleased and grateful to hear about the Foundation’s new plans for Amy's Dream. There's no doubt this will make a huge difference to ensure all children and families who use hospice services are able to access music therapy.
Parents often tell us how important their child's music therapy sessions are to them, as we focus on what children are able to do, rather than what they can't do. This is so important for families who are used to hearing what their child can't do.  
“This has been even more important during lockdown, when many hospice families have been shielding. We began offering virtual sessions, where children can see their therapist on screen and interact musically with them. Both us and parents have been so delighted and surprised to see what is still possible, even via two screens and an internet connection! Families have let us know that these virtual sessions give their child a routine, something to look forward to, and a space in the week where parents can just enjoy sharing music with their child.”  
William, 2, and mum Annie, often join the hospice’s virtual 'Wriggles and Rhymes' music therapy group. A group dedicated to our younger children.  
Annie said: “Thank you for putting these sessions on during lockdown. William and I really enjoyed the sessions. It meant that he could have his own time with me and the music (his brother demands most of my attention) . It helped me too to break up the week and to have something to look forward to and kept us sane during the six months of lockdown! William's dad and I believe the music sessions have helped with William's development - increased his body focus (he's learnt to touch his head when we ask him) and his listening skills. [Sessions being offered remotely] mean we haven't had to worry about the virus. Thank you so much for all your amazing work.” 
Jane Winehouse, Managing Trustee, said that the recent impact of Covid-19 has meant that many fundraising activities have been unable to take place this year, so the Foundation are delighted that they have the support of the  ‘Amy’s Dream’ team to help them continue their important work. She added, ‘We truly believe that Amy would be very proud of this team and the project.’ 
To support the Amy’s Dream event, please visit
Haven House Music Therapy is part-funded by the Amy Winehouse FoundationRegistered Charity No. 1143740 (England & Wales)