Coming to terms with the loss of their young, talented and beautiful daughter Amy Winehouse is still in its very early stages for her grieving family.
But if there is something positive to come out of the tragedy it will be their brave decision to turn her Â£2.5million three storey house in Camden, North London into the Head Quarters for the stars rehab charity.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The Rehab singers father Mitch said:
“The foundation will boost a wide range of causes close to Amy’s heart.
“It could include help for children in trouble, kids suffering health problems, children’s hospices and much more.
“We want to make a positive difference.”
The family did discuss selling the impressive ten-room house but decided that it was too precious for them to give up and came up with the inspirational idea of a new rehab centre.
“They don’t want to rent it out and if they sold they were worried that it might attract the wrong sort of buyer as it was where Amy passed away”, said a family friend.
It is hoped that the new Amy Winehouse Foundation will get an added boost from a new single that the singer made with legendary music man Tony Bennett,85, entitled Body and Soul released on September 20.
“All the royalties will go to the foundation that Amy’s father is starting to teach all the young children not to take drugs”, said Tony.
The family is due to make an official statement regarding the Amy Winehouse Foundation on September 14, which would have been her 28th birthday.