FILIPINO-British performer Matthew Parry-Jones has returned to Cebu, Philippines, to feed poor kids as part of his foundation’s (Jeremiah’s Foundation International) outreach program.
The 15-year-old Matthew, together with his Cebuana mother, Evelyn, Living Light Christian Fellowship pastor Ben Neri, and volunteers held a feeding program for the kids at Pediacare section of the Cebu City Medical Center on March 26.
On March 29, Matthew went to the Basak Elementary School in Mandaue City to give school supplies to kids.
Jeremiah’s Foundation International, a non-profit organization, was named after Matthew’s deceased brother, Jeremiah.
Matthew was born in Makati, Manila, and migrated with his family to London.
He said he started performing in pubs at the age of seven and from then on, he performed in many art festivals and private functions. He is also a classic and gospel singer, performing in congregations in California.
Matthew, who was trained by professional vocal coaches of Adam Levine, Christina Aguillera, and Justin Timberlake, earlier had a development agreement deal with Sony Music Label Japan.
He became an understudy (reserve) for the 2011 hit movie “Contagion,” which was starred by Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow. He was also part of the movies “Monster & Me” as a student and “Mobster Kids” as a karate kid.
He also appeared in commercials like Sour Patch Kids and social networking application, NowPix.
Matthew said in an interview on Tuesday that his main focus is to work more for his foundation and help others, especially the children.
Matthew is set to return to the United States to finish his album and come back to the Philippines to explore career opportunities. (Jai Sandoval/With PR/Sunnex)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 31, 2016.
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