JK Rowling makes £1 million donation to Gordon Brown's Labour Party
Gordon Brown's Labour Party is now a million pounds better off due to Harry Potter writer JK Rowling making a huge donation to party funds. Known to be a close friend of Brown and his wife Sarah, Rowling has dug just a little way into her £530 million pound pockets to give on-the-ropes Brown something to smile about.
Multi-millionaire Harry Potter author JK Rowling has given a £1 million donation to Labour, the party announced today.
The donation comes as a major boost to the cash-strapped party and its leader Gordon Brown as the annual Labour conference starts in Manchester.
Rowling, whose fortune was estimated at £560 million in this year's Sunday Times Rich List, is known to be a personal friend of Mr Brown and his wife Sarah.
Labour Party general secretary Ray Collins said: "I would like to thank JK Rowling for making this generous donation and for helping us in our work to make Britain a fairer and stronger country.