The mother and stepmother of the late Amy Winehouse joined forces to officially open a charity boutique to raise cash for a children’s hospice.

Janis Winehouse, Amy's mother, and Jane Winehouse, managing trustee at the Amy Winehouse Foundation, welcomed shoppers inside the store in Crouch End after cutting the ribbon on Saturday, July 21.

The shop in Topsfield Parade is the sixth store run by Haven House Children’s Hospice, based in Woodford Green, and is its first in north London.

It also runs stores in Chingford, Epping, Leytonstone, Loughton and Romford.

Ahead of the opening, Janis and Jane received a tour of the boutique which is home to a treasure trove of high quality pre-loved items, including designer clothes, home furnishings and children’s toys.

Eighteen-year-old Harry Luxton, who attends the hospice, produced a portrait of the late music legend.

Amy’s mum praised the teen, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, for his artwork which honours the Amy Winehouse Foundation which part-funds music therapy at the hospice.

Ms Winehouse said: “Jane and I were so proud to open Haven House’s new boutique in Crouch End. The boutique looks fantastic and Harry’s print of Amy is beautiful. I hope the shop makes lots of money for this most worthy hospice.”

Matt Lord, head of retail at Haven House, urged people living in the Crouch End area to donate goods to the store to help youngsters like Harry.

He added: “We are very grateful to Janis and Jane Winehouse for officially opening our new boutique in Crouch End.

“The feedback we had from our first shoppers on the day was really positive with many positive comments about the high-quality nature of the stock and upmarket feel inside.

“We have wanted to open a shop in Crouch End for many years and we hope our boutique will be a wonderful addition to the area”

The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people and support vulnerable and disadvantaged youngsters to help them reach their full potential.