The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Amy’s Gift to Saint Lu­cia, a non­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion, has re­ceived a con­tri­bu­tion of $17,485 from the Amy Wine­house Foun­da­tion in the UK. This marks the third year that the Foun­da­tion has do­nated to the Saint Lu­cian or­gan­i­sa­tion, and is tes­ta­ment to the suc­cess that has been achieved.

Amy’s Gift brings mu­sic and mu­sic ther­apy into the lives of stu­dents of Dun­not­tar School and wards of the Boys’ Train­ing Cen­tre. Through the pro­gramme these in­sti­tu­tions now have es­tab­lished bands who have played at Mu­sicbox, pri­vate venues and com­mu­nity events. Many other stu­dents and wards have also ben­e­fit­ted from the pro­gramme which helps in in­creas­ing self­con­fi­dence, reg­u­lat­ing emo­tions, and pro­mot­ing lis­ten­ing and at­ten­tion skills. In ad­di­tion to the mu­sic com­po­nent, funds to as­sist a drug aware­ness and pre­ven­tion pro­gramme are al­lo­cated to the Boys’ Train­ing Cen­tre.

The money re­ceived rep­re­sents about a third of the funds needed to sus­tain the pro­gramme. Amy’s Gift to Saint Lu­cia is very grate­ful to the Amy Wine­house Foun­da­tion for rec­og­niz­ing its ef­forts and con­tin­u­ing with the sup­port.

The Amy Wine­house Foun­da­tion con­tin­ues to keep the singer’s mem­ory alive with out­reach ef­forts in a num­ber of ter­ri­to­ries, in­clud­ing Saint Lu­cia.

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