Reg Traviss finds solace in Amy’s charity because he is still having ‘bad days’ as he tries to come to terms with Amy Winehouse’s death.
Express reports that Reg Traviss finds Amy Winehouse’s charity is his solace.
AMY WINEHOUSE’S bereaved boyfriend Reg Traviss has spoken out about his loss and how his work with the charity set up in her memory has helped him cope.
Traviss, 34, and Amy were together for two years before her death aged 27 in July. Since then Reg has been busy helping her parents set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which raises money for charities working with vulnerable young people.
“It’s given us all something to work on, something new that didn’t exist before,” Traviss told Day & Night at the launch of the Cointreau Privé pop-up bar at the Pigalle Club in London’s Piccadilly Circus.
“It’s a difficult thing to try to explain because obviously it doesn’t replace Amy – it doesn’t even come close. But certainly having that new focus has been very helpful.”
Traviss has been working closely on the foundation with Amy’s father Mitch, who has spoken of his fondness for his daughter’s former partner. “We ‘re spending a lot of time together,” he says.
The foundation, established in September, has already made donations to several UK charities. But Traviss says their search for recipients could take them to New Orleans, home of the blues and R&B music that Amy loved.
“We’re looking at some American charities . New Orleans is still in quite a dire state,” says Traviss. “Where the money goes doesn’t have to resonate with anything directly connected to Amy but it’s nice when it does and New Orleans obviously has those connections.”
Thankfully, Reg Traviss has found solace in Amy Winehouse’s charity which is helping him deal with his grief at losing his girlfriend Amy Winehouse in July.