Winehouse’s £2.5 mn home set to be HQ of rehab foundation
London: Amy Winehouse’s home is all set to become the head quarters of her rehab foundation.
People near to the late singer have revealed that the 2.5million-pound property in Camden, North London, would be the focal point of the new Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The profits derived from Winehouse’s new single, made with music legend Tony Bennett, will be utilised to serve the foundation.
Bennett himself declared that the royalties from the jazz classic ‘Body And Soul’ would go to the foundation that is expected to teach all the young children not to take drugs.
The late singer’s dad Mitch has revealed that the foundation will boost a wide range of ‘causes close to her heart’.
“It could include help for children in trouble, kids suffering health problems, children’s hospices and more,” the Sun quoted him as saying.
“We want to make a positive difference,” he added.
Though the Winehouse family initially thought of selling the 10-room, three-storey property, they later settled down with the idea of making it the head quarters of the foundation.
“They think it’s too precious to give up, hence the new HQ idea,” a source revealed.
“They don’t want to rent it out and if they sold it they think it could attract the wrong kind of buyer as it was where Amy passed away. They may sell one day but that would be some way off,” the source added.