The New Face of Snuglin!
A sporty student from the North East has been selected as the face of a new product aimed at keeping the old and young alike warm in winter.
Samantha Jones, 21, is in her second year at Teesside University studying a sports and exercise coaching science degree.
But in her spare time Samantha, who comes from Bishop Middleham, near Sedgefield, has become the face of Snuglin.
The product is a heated cushion that runs on electricity but only costs 1p an hour to run.
It was invented by engineer Dr Tony Trapp, who is best known in the North East for building three businesses involved in the offshore and subsea sectors.
He was driven to develop Snuglin after seeing the plight of elderly people who struggle to heat their homes due to rising energy costs.
A range of designs has been created to appeal to others including students, the disabled, people working from a home office and anyone who sits for long periods either at work or doing hobbies.
Samantha said she predicted that lots of students would be putting a Snuglin on their Christmas list.
“Being cold makes it easy to get distracted when you are studying,” she said.
“I always seem to have cold hands so the Snuglin is great for me when I’m catching up on my reading, then when I take my hands out to type they’re lovely and warm.
“At only a penny an hour to run it’s great for keeping heating costs down, especially on a student budget, which leaves that little bit extra for the all important student socialising.”
Samantha added: “I love the different designs, especially the zebra print.
“My mum really likes the polka dots and my grandma would love the leopard ponyskin. Even my 92-year-old great grandma thinks they look great.
“When you’re a pensioner, keeping warm is so important and at a penny an hour she wouldn’t have to worry about the cost.
“With winter drawing in it’s lovely to have something as cosy and comforting as the Snuglin to cuddle up with on a cold night.”