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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Nell McAndrew supports Jonny Kennedy launch

Nell McAndrew was kind enough to come up to Asda Gateshead today to help launch the book about her friend Jonny Kennedy, which she contributed a foreword to. Author Roger Stutter and Jonny's mam Edna Kennedy were also present, along with many friends and supporters of the Jonny Kennedy North East (JKNE) charity - and a room full of press reporters.

Nell McAndrew with the Jonny Kennedy book

When not surrounded by TV and newspaper cameras and radio microphones, Nell and Roger signed copies of the book for shoppers, and collected donations for the JKNE charity. Nell was very patient and kind, and told us she liked the way the book had turned out and thought it would be a big hit with readers.

Nell with author Roger Stutter

Asda stores across the North East are donating £1 from every copy sold to JKNE. We'll be posting more photos, plus some of the TV, radio and newspaper coverage of the launch here on the blog over the next few days, and tomorrow we'll be giving away a copy of the book specially signed by Nell (and Roger!), so watch this space.


P.S. Yes of course Stu and I had our photo taken with Nell. Nell is the one with the smile!

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