Jimmy Nail made a special appearance and surprised staff at Primula, who were  holding a Great North Cancer Coffee Morning in support of North East charity, Fighting All Cancers Together (FACT).

Jimmy Nail, who is a patron of FACT, thanked every member of staff personally for putting on such a successful coffee morning in support of the charity, raising an incredible £420.44!

FACT founder and Chief Executive, Joanne Smith, said:

“Jimmy Nail has been a Patron of the charity for a couple of years now and it was lovely to see him come along and thank their staff for their hard work. He wanted to thank them as our patron and on behalf of all our FACT Family of service users, supporters , volunteers, staff and trustees.”

Throughout the day, staff at Primula’s factory and head office took part in several games, including Count the Tubes and Primula Jenga, and had the chance to buy cakes baked and prepared by the senior management team, as well as their fellow Primula colleagues, as part of a Great Primula Bake Off challenge.

During  the month of May, FACT are looking for as many people as possible to hold their own Great North Cancer Coffee Morning. At home, at your work place, any where and anytime in May. To receive your coffee morning pack, call FACT on 0191 4420833. Any money raised by the coffee mornings will go towards making sure FACT can continue to offer  services and sessions to anyone in the North East affected by cancer in anyway.

Lisa Thornton, Head of Marketing at Primula, said: “We’re delighted to support FACT’s Great North Cancer Coffee Morning and were thrilled when Geordie legend Jimmy Nail popped by for a cuppa and   natter with our colleagues, helping us raise hundreds of pounds.


“Charity is at the heart of everything we do at Primula. We’re owned by a charitable trust, meaning our profits are donated to good causes worldwide and as part of that we’re passionate about supporting local causes right on our doorstep.


“We’re really proud to have supported the great work carried out by the FACT team for a number of years now and are already looking forward to our Great North Cancer Coffee Morning next year!”