Amy Winehouse Foundation makes first donations

LONDON (AP) - December 2, 2011

The Amy Winehouse Foundation was officially launched 10 weeks ago to support vulnerable youth, and has pledged to donate 500,000 pounds ($780,000) in its first year.

The singer's parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, visited Little Havens Children's Hospice in Thundersley, east of London, on Wednesday to meet children benefitting from a 10,000-pound ($15,600) donation.

Mitch Winehouse says "it was heartbreaking actually . . . I'm starting to well up now, but heartwarming at the same time."

A British coroner ruled the singer, known for her beehive hairdo and hits like "Rehab," died of alcohol poisoning.

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