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'Audience with Milly Johnson’ event raises £850 for Tong GC's charity of the year

Tong Garden Centre's ‘Audience with' award-winning author, Milly Johnson raised more than £850 for its charity of the year, Bradford Stories, which works with the National Literacy Trust to promote reading, writing, speaking and listening. 


Seventy people were entertained by the Sunday Times Top 5 bestselling author and ‘queen of feel-good fiction' in Tong's newly opened events centre on 26th September.



Tong Garden Centre's marketing manager, Jo Dales was delighted with the success of the event. "Guests were served a delicious cream tea and were entertained by Milly's engaging and witty account of becoming an author. She was a great crowd entertainer and it was inspirational to hear about her incredible journey from trainee accountant to bestselling author of romantic fiction and to listen to her read from her new novel, The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew."


Milly Johnson said: "Community and literacy issues are close to my heart.  There is nothing more important than being able to read - it opens so many doors and gives so much pleasure - and I'm delighted at the money raised. Unlocking a love of reading also unlocks opportunity so Bradford Stories and the National Literacy Trust's work to support literacy for all is vital. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously."


Milly Johnson has written 16 novels and sold millions of copies. She is also a columnist for her local newspaper, a poet and an after-dinner speaker.


Pictured: Helen Verity (left) from National Literacy Trust and Milly Johnson at Tong Garden Centre.

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