Mitch Winehouse forced to return donations made to the Amy Winehouse Foundation

Late singer's father is returning cheques as dispute over foundation's name continues

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Mitch Winehouse has been forced to return donations made to the foundation set up to honour Amy Winehouse as he does not own the rights or have a bank account in the name of 'The Amy Winehouse Foundation'.

The late singer's father took to Twitter to tell people that he was having to return cheques he had been sent to the foundation as his solicitors worked on resolving the situation.

Mitch revealed last week (August 19) that another person had "pinched" the name of the 'Amy Winehouse Foundation' before he had been able to register it, which had forced him "to hold off" on his plans.

Speaking over the weekend (August 20) on Twitter, he said:

Instead of concentrating on allocating funding I am having to send cheques back cos we don't haven't got bank ac in that name.

He went on to add:

Our solicitors are all over this, but it takes time. Meanwhile we can't get on with foundation.

Mitch also claimed that the person who had registered the rights to the name was offering to sell it on a website, and had been trying to get in touch with Winehouse's former husband Blake Fielder-Civil, adding:

He was also trying to get in touch with Blake to set up the foundation. Blake? Can you imagine?

An investigation into Winehouse's death is still ongoing, with more results expected in the autumn after an initial autopsy with unable to establish a cause of death.

Her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield joined Mark Ronson and Lady Gaga in paying her own tribute to the singer at V Festival this weekend.

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