A charity for children with cerebral palsy have been handed £7,400 for music projects by a foundation set up in memory of singer Amy Winehouse.
The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy, in Muswell Hill, is spending the money on a series of music therapy sessions for its clients.
Trustees from the Amy Winehouse Foundation visited the centre this morning to see how the money is being used.
The sessions are being provided by Max Ryz, master of music therapy at Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre.
They include improvisation with instruments, structured musical activities, singing and songwriting.
He said: “Music therapy is very relevant for pupils here as many communicate non-verbally. Regular sessions can enable children to experience different ways of relating and communicating, which helps them find a new voice.”
Mitch Winehouse, father of the ‘Rehab’ singer, who died in 2011, is pleased the foundation is supporting the project.
He said: “The foundation places the utmost importance on music and music therapy, so it wasn’t a difficult decision for us to fund this wonderful project at the school, using music to engage and inspire.
“We are especially pleased that music, something Amy loved, can be of great benefit to others and that her name lives on.”