Amy Wadge is a Welsh based singer and songwriter who works with many new and established artists.
Her co-writes include ‘Space Man’ performed by Sam Ryder at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest and more recently ‘When I Get There’ by Pink.
In 2016 Amy won a Grammy with Ed Sheeran for their song ‘Thinking Out Loud’ which became a multiplatinum global hit and was named song of the year.
Amy’s own career as a performer rose to prominence after writing and recording the soundtrack to the BBC’s ‘Keeping Faith’ series starring Eve Myles. The soundtrack caused George Clooney to tweet about her and launched a nation wide tour culminating with a sold out performance at London’s Shepard’s Bush Empire.
Matt Johnson is a Welsh actor, journalist, broadcaster and mental health activist from Caerphilly and is best known for presenting in the interactive "Hub" on ITV's This Morning and for co-hosting Channel 5's OK! TV. He has also presented The National Lottery Draws and has been a presenter for Surprise Surprise.
The concert is held to raise funds for the Tonypandy based charity Mothers Matter. www.mothersmattercic.co.uk
Mothers Matter is a Pre and Postnatal mental health project. The project was built to reduce the amount of women, men and families getting to crisis point. The charity offer support at the earliest stages of intervention. They strive to support parents and guardians to overcome the mental and emotional harm that pregnancy related illness can have. The charity encourages women and men to rebuild their life at their own pace by supporting them through one-to-one counselling, support services, help groups, and providing a safe space for mums, dads and guardians to come and feel listened to and not be judged.
Mothers Matter also runs a parenting centre where parents, guardians and grandparents can come and have a coffee with us, off load and engage in support, guidance and groups. Here they offer journaling sessions, baby loss groups, mental health circles and family activities. Offering opportunities for people to meet others and build friendships. Mothers Matter pride themselves on being there in that hour of need, to hold their hand, to guide and to listen. Their aim is to build foundations where others feel lost, to empower them and to support them at their darkest times and to show them every feeling is ok and no one is alone.