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Amy Winehouse inspires drug and alcohol prevention programme in Halton schools
A CHARITY set up following the death of singer Amy Winehouse is urging Halton children to say ‘ no no no’ to drug and alcohol misuse.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation has teamed up with Halton Council to launch a project with secondary schools.
Halton Clr Ged Philbin, board member for children, young people and families, said: "The resilience programme educates students, teachers and parents about the underlying emotional wellbeing issues connected to substance misuse.
"It will help teachers better identify and work with students at risk, improving attendance at school, increasing attainment and building resilience to peer pressure."
After years of drug abuse, 27-year-old Amy died from alcohol poisoning in July, 2011.
Her dad, Mitch vowed to set up a foundation in her memory.
One of Amy’s dreams was to work with young people to prevent the misuse of drugs and alcohol.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation vows to fulfil her legacy.
It also aims to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential.