Mitch Winehouse set for Isle of Wight Literary Festival

By a County Press reporter

Friday, March 28, 2014

 

Mitch Winehouse set for Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Amy Winehouse on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2007. Picture by Laura Holme.

THE father of late singer Amy Winehouse, Mitch, is to speak to school students as part of this year’s Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Mitch, who in the wake of his daughter’s death in 2011 established the Amy Winehouse Foundation to inform and educate young people about the effects of drugs, will speak to students at Sandown Bay Academy.

A spokesman said: "With continued support, the foundation helps tens of thousands of vulnerable young people throughout the UK and abroad, tackling issues while offering help to young people to overcome drug and alcohol addiction and many other difficult issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, ill health, disability and financial disadvantage."

He added: "Mitch hopes that through his extensive work with the charity, his speeches and music, he can continue the work of others in helping to guide young people to not follow the fate of his daughter and the many talented others who died young."

The talk will take place on October 17.

Mitch Winehouse

Mitch Winehouse.

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