CAMDEN: Mayor’s fundraising success

Rock n roll mayor and mayoress celebrate year of fundraising for Amy Winehouse Foundation…

Camden the North London borough that was home to Amy Winehouse, has seen a year of fundraising from its music loving mayor and mayoress…
Camden’s Mayor, Councillor Jonathan Simpson, is celebrating the end of a year of fundraising, raising over £70,000 for his chosen charity, the Amy Winehouse Foundation…

Mitch Winehouse of the Amy Winehouse Foundation has praised Camden’s mayor and mayoress for their year of fundraising that raised tens of thousands of GBP for the charity…

The foundation set up in 2011 by the family of Amy Winehouse, following the singer’s death, has gone on to generate considerable funds for her favourite causes, supporting vulnerable young people including homeless youngsters.

The mayor’s reign that ends on June 11, has included a number of fundraising events, such as organising a month long festival in Camden to raise awareness of the charity’s work, whilst celebrating what would have been the singer’s 30th birthday in September…

In addition Mayoress Marcella Puppini, founder member of the group the Puppini Sisters, performed at the Amy Winehouse Foundation Gala which raised a further £250,000 for the charity…

Other achievements include support for more than 3,000 young people across secondary schools in the borough receiving drug and alcohol awareness education from the foundation, during a pilot programme that will now be extended nationally with assistance from Lottery funding…

Mitch Winehouse says: “It has been a wonderful and eventful year working with Jonathan Simpson, we were so honoured to be chosen as his charity, and we are truly grateful for his tireless and generous support over this last year.

“Not only has he helped us to raise a significant amount of money to continue our work with vulnerable young people, but has also helped us to raise the profile of the Amy Winehouse Foundation across Camden and beyond…”

Councillor Simpson says: “The work of the Amy Winehouse Foundation will help transform lives of young people throughout the UK.

“Amy’s legacy is not just her amazing musical talents but also the support that the charity gives to thousands in need. It has been a roller-coaster year but I am exceptionally proud to have achieved so much…”

March also saw Mayor Simpson and Mitch Winehouse launch Camden Music Works, a music apprenticeship scheme run in partnership with the Amy Winehouse Foundation, Camden Council, Westminster Kingsway College and Camden into Enterprise…

The scheme helps young people who are not in full-time employment, education or training with skills and experience to support them into a career in music…

 

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