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Love is in the air as Newlife colleagues husband-and-wife Alex and Carrie John prepare to snuggle up in a ‘twosie’ to celebrate Valentine’s Day next month.

Carrie John said: “This would be a great way for couples to cosy up together for a night in on the sofa on Valentine’s Day. I’m not so sure about the practicalities of wearing it outdoors – it might feel more like taking part in a three-legged race. It certainly beats a bunch of red roses for novelty value!”

The ‘twosie’ is one of the thousands of items of clothing donated to Newlife each week direct from leading High Street retailers and manufacturers. Along with a wide range of home wares, items are de-labelled and sold through the four Newlife stores; two in Cannock and one each in Uttoxeter and Market Drayton. All profits fund Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, which supports families across the UK.

Unfortunately, there won’t be any twosies on sale at the Newlife stores, but the Cannock SuperStore and Home Store in Hemlock Way are currently offering a range of Valentine’s themed goods. These include heart shaped mirrors, glasses, egg cups, cookie cutters and pet food bowls, along with Valentine’s cards and wrapping paper, piggy banks and snow globes. And the SuperStore also has dozens of onesies, for all sizes and age groups, on sale.

Newlife CEO Sheila Brown, OBE, said: “Every time a customer buys something in a Newlife store they are doing their bit to support disabled and terminally ill children. We’re hoping shoppers will be encouraged by our Valentine’s range of stock to show even more heart, dig deep in their pockets and help us help even more vulnerable children.”

Pictured: Twosie become one: Carrie and Alex John prepare for Valentine’s Day.

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