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Bradford Garden Centre hosts a charity ‘Audience with’ event

Bradford Garden Centre hosts a charity ‘Audience with' event


A Bradford Garden Centre is hosting an ‘Audience with' an award-winning Barnsley author to raise funds for its charity of the year.


On 26thSeptember, Tong Garden Centre will host an audience withSunday TimesTop 5 bestselling author and ‘queen of feel-good fiction', Milly Johnson with all proceeds going to the National Literacy Trust project, Bradford Stories.


Tong Garden Centre's Marketing Manager, Jo Dales said: "We're really looking forward to welcoming Milly to Tong for a witty and entertaining event to raise valuable funds for Bradford Stories. We're excited to hear about Milly's 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 in life - it opens so many doors, so I'm delighted to be invited to Tong for a fund raising event that helps children and young people to grow by unlocking the opportunities that being able to read brings."


The audience with Milly takes place at 2pm in the new events centre at Tong Garden Centre. Tickets cost £12, or £25 including a signed hardback copy of Milly's latest bestseller,The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew,thatWoman's Weeklydescribed as "An uplifting read with a strong female heroine to draw you in."


Milly Johnsonhas written sixteen novels and sold millions of copies. Her novels always feature friendship, family, love, betrayal, good food and that little bit of magic in life that sometimes visits the unsuspecting. Milly is also a columnist for her local newspaper, a professional joke writer, poet and after-dinner speaker.


Tong Garden Centre occupies a 14 acre site in Tong village. It is one of Yorkshire's biggest garden centres with 110,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 700 cars.





Photo: Milly Johnson will entertain the audience at Tong Garden Centre on 26thSeptember. Photo credit - Chris Sedgewick Milly Johnson at Tong for charity event


For more information or to arrange an interview with Jo Dales, please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on;


Direct line:01430 871360

Mobile:07971 961574



For further information and interview requests with Milly Johnson, please contact Emma Draude or Annabelle Wright at ed public relations on 020 7732 4796 or


Notes to editors


  1. The National Literacy Trust is the UK's largest independent literacy charity. They work to ensure that disadvantaged children have the literacy skills they need to succeed in education and life. They work where deprivation meets intergenerational low literacy and support families, children and young people in schools and communities to improve reading, writing, speaking and listening. For more information about the National Literary Trust, please visit