MUSIC NEWS: Better Noise Music Announce Amy Winehouse Foundation As Official UK Charity Partner For ‘SNO BABIES’
Better Noise Music have announced that the Amy Winehouse Foundation is the official UK charity partner for the upcoming Better Noise Films release SNO BABIES.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation supports young people affected by drug and alcohol problems, as well as providing drug and alcohol education in schools and recovery housing facilities for young women. The charity is the perfect partner for Better Noise and SNO BABIES, whose main aim is to raise awareness of the opioid crisis globally.
“We are very proud to have partnered with the Amy Winehouse Foundation,” says Better Noise Music CEO Allen Kovac. “They do such an incredible job in Amy’s name of educating people around what is becoming such a massive problem. Their work with young people is close to our heart and obviously reflects the harrowing storyline in the film. We look forward to saving lives together.”
The Amy Winehouse Foundation was set up by her family on 14th September 2011, on what would have been Amy’s 28th birthday. Since then, the charity has worked with over 300,000 children in schools; engaged with hundreds of people in recovery and continues to provide support, treatment and therapy for children and young people in the UK and overseas.
Their programmes include:
- The Amy Winehouse Foundation Resilience Programme – an evidence-based drug and alcohol awareness programme led by people in recovery and supporting children and students aged eleven upwards in schools, colleges and community settings.
- Amy’s Place – an award-winning recovery housing project for women aged 18 to 30, which provides safe homes for up to two years in a nurturing environment where the young women can focus on their ongoing recovery from addiction.
- Recovery Pathways Programme – working with professional partners to provide support, counselling, residential treatment and housing for young people aged 18-30.
“We know from personal experience the devastation and heartbreak that addiction can bring,” adds Mitch Winehouse, the co-founder of Amy Winehouse Foundation. “Since setting up the Amy Winehouse Foundation in our daughter’s memory 9 years ago, we have learnt so much about this condition. We have also learnt that recovery is possible and people can go on to live wonderful and fulfilling lives. We’ve made it our mission to work with people in recovery and to support young people who are struggling with the same sorts of issues as Amy and we’re delighted that Better Noise and SNO BABIES are helping us to do that.”
SNO BABIES, which is out globally on 29th September 2020, depicts the grim realities of teenage addition and its effects on a middle class suburban town. Check out the trailer HERE.
The soundtrack for the film features the ‘supergroup’ collaboration from Sixx:A.M. Presents: Artists For Recovery (which features Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor, Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott, Slash, Brantley Gilbert, Five Finger Death Punch‘s Ivan Moody, AWOLNATION and Bad Wolves‘ Tommy Vext), as well as tracks from Escape The Fate, Bang Bang Romeo, Bad Wolves, Hellyeah and Sixx:A.M. themselves.
All artist royalties from the soundtrack are being donated to The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) to support those in early recovery, with a matching contribution from Better Noise Music. Major entertainment industry companies including Live Nation, Ticketmaster, iHeart, Pandora, SiriusXM, Entercom and many others have come together on this project to raise awareness and save lives.
The SNO BABIES soundtrack is out now, available to stream or purchase HERE.