Staff from Lexus Edgware Road will be star spotting when they attend the Amy Winehouse Foundation Gala which takes place this evening (15 October) at the Savoy Hotel in London.
The Foundation, which was set up in memory of the singer four years ago, following her tragic death, works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. It also supports, informs and inspires vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential. Lexus Edgware Road has supplied the Foundation, with a Lexus CT 200h which will be auctioned off as part of the organisation’s fundraising efforts.
With a host of stars expected to attend the gala evening, including Uptown Funk star Mark Ronson, who has just announced his role as a patron of his late friend’s charity, it is expected to be a glittering event.
At the fourth annual gala, 40-year-old music producer Ronson will lead a special performance in memory of Amy. Ronson worked with the singer on the album Back To Black. Meanwhile, Hip-hop star Nas and producer Salaam Remi, who were also friends with Amy, will also become patrons of the charity, while Ella Henderson, Jess Glynne, Foxes, The Voice 2014 winner Jermaine Jackman and radio presenter Vanessa Feltz will be named ambassadors for the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Commented Lexus Edgware Road general manager Diana Mackinnon: “When we were contacted by the gala organisers to provide a car for the auction, we were delighted to help and sourced a vehicle at the very best price to ensure the charity was able to maximise the bid. The CT 200h is a perfect car for city driving, it’s a hybrid which combines the best of electric and petrol driving without the need to charge and delivers impressive fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.
“We are very much looking forward to attending the gala evening and we will certainly be participating in a bit of star spotting!”
Amy passed away on 23rd July 2011, when she was aged only 27, and her family set up the Foundation on the 14th September the same year on what would have been her 28th birthday. The Foundation’s work focuses on three core areas: to educate young people on the effects of drug and alcohol misuse; to provide support to the most vulnerable or those who are at high risk of substance misuse; and through the personal development of disadvantaged young people through music. The Foundation also works alongside specialist organisations to help young people overcome difficult issues such as eating disorders. You can find out more about the Amy Winehouse Foundation here http://www.amywinehousefoundation.org/