Pop star legacy for teens

Amy Winehouse.
Amy Winehouse.

Teenagers struggling with alcohol and drug issues are to benefit from a new lottery funded programme.

The Amy Winehouse Schools Project is to be piloted in 10 areas, including Morecambe, thanks to a grant of £4.3 million from the Big Lottery Fund.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation will be joining forces with Addaction to deliver a five-year Resilience Education programme to secondary school children.

The project is based on two strands of work piloted by these two charities: drug and alcohol education and support for young people affected by substance misuse at home.

The two strands are being brought together to create an ambitious project that will have a much wider reach and greater impact than the component parts on their own.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded this Big Lottery funding,” said Mitch Winehouse.

“It won’t solve the problems in itself, but it allows us to keep going with the great work being done in Amy’s name. “

The project will originally be delivered in 10 England areas with the UK’s leading drug and alcohol charity, Addaction, and by a team of trained volunteers.