Amy Winehouse charity makes its first donation

Mitch Winehouse opens up about recent hospice visit

Amy Winehouse‘s new charity has made its first cash donation.

The late singer’s parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, recently visited Little Havens Children’s Hospice in Thundersley, in east London, which received a £10,000 pledge, reports

The Amy Winehouse Foundation was officially launched 10 weeks ago to support vulnerable youth, and is set to donate £500,000 pounds in its first year.

Mitch Winehouse said of the visit:

It was heartbreaking actually, but heartwarming at the same time.

He recently insisted her forthcoming posthumous album ‘ Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ wouldn’t have been allowed to be released if the material wasn’t good enough.

Mitch said he only gave permission for the LP to be put out after deciding it was “comparable” to her previous studio albums, 2003’s ‘Frank’ and 2006’s ‘Back To Black’.

He added: “The family view was nothing was going to go out unless it was comparable to ‘Frank’ or ‘Back To Black’. If it wasn’t as good as that then we wouldn’t have allowed it to go out.”

‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ will be released on Monday (December 5). The video for Amy Winehouse‘s new single ‘Our Day Will Come’ was recently posted online. Click below to watch it.