Amy Winehouse Music Therapy Room

22 November 2022

Mitch and Jane Winehouse with Members of Girton College Cambridge A Cappella group

Children at CPotential are making sweet music thanks to yearly funding from the Amy Winehouse Foundation for our Music Therapy programme.

Door plaque for Amy Winehouse Music Therapy Room at CPotentialDuring November, Amy’s parents, Janis Winehouse-Collins and Mitch Winehouse attended a music therapy room naming event at the Centre, with Trustees from the Foundation and friends, all in honour of Amy’s love of music and children.

Jane Winehouse, Managing Trustee of the Amy Winehouse Foundation said “we are delighted to continue our long-standing support for music therapy at CPotential. This is life-changing work and a charity that we are proud to be associated with. And to now have the music room named in Amy’s honour is a beautiful tribute. We know that Amy would be so happy that her legacy brings so much joy to so many children.”

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The event was a huge success, with the Mayor of Haringey, Councillor Gina Adamou joining the community celebrations along with Councillor Zena Brabazon – Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Families. This was a great opportunity to be updated on the charity’s extensive developments of integrated therapy services and support for children with cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and acquired brain injury.

Brett Parker, CEO at CPotential said “we are overwhelmed by the continued support from the Foundation and Amy’s family, so naming our music therapy room in Amy’s honour is the least we can do for their generosity.”

Special thanks also go to Pegusus, American street artist Chris Turner – a friend of Amy’s, who generously painted and donated three new canvases for pride of place in the music therapy room.

Mitch Winehouse gave an extremely moving speech, followed by speeches from Chris Gilbert, CPotential Chair of Trustees and Brett Parker, CEO.

Music Therapy in action with Ivy!

Guests were also treated to a wonderful musical tribute from members of Girton College, Cambridge A Cappella, with thanks to Felix Elliot, Izzy Benson, Isabella Chan and Dan Sandell. Click here to visit Amysfoundation on Instragram for a live rendition of Back to Black

Following a ribbon cut by Amy’s mother, the children were showcasing their musical talents in the Amy Winehouse Music Therapy room. This showed an example of how children interact and take part in structured musical activities with Ruth Hunston, Highly Specialised Music Therapist.

Music Therapy makes a significant impact on children’s physical, cognitive and emotional development, and gives children their own voice through musical interaction. When some children are unable to communicate verbally due to their disabilities, music helps them connect to the world around them.

More information about CPotential’s funded Music Therapy programme and integrated therapy services.

Enfield Independent press article

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Enjoy some photos from this lovely event…

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