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Amy Winehouse's 29th birthday: Winehouse Foundation marks first year

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On what would have been Amy Winehouse's 29th birthday, the Amy Winehouse Foundation has marked its first year.

Set up in memory of the singer, who died on July 23, 2011, the foundation supports charitable activities in support of disadvantaged young people.

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In its first year, the Amy Winehouse Foundation has pledged £232,000 with a target of donating £500,000 by the end of 2012

Donations have included £35,360 to the New Horizon Youth Centre, £20,000 to Fitzrovia Youth In Action and a full scholarship to the Sylvia Young Theatre School, where Winehouse was once a student.

Other charities who have benefited from the foundation include The Pilion Trust - Crash Pad Shelter, London Irish Centre, Focus 12, MS Society, Laura Lynn Children's Hospice, Hopes & Dreams, Little Havens Hospice and Chestnut Tree House Hospice.

The foundation is currently refining its mission with the goal of making an improved impact on the most relevant areas.

A full programme of events is being planned for 2013 to mark what would have been Winehouse's 30th birthday next year.

Amy Winehouse - one year on: photo gallery

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