A police sergeant proposed to his girlfriend in a restaurant after taking the unusual step of getting a group of Romanian children to 'pop the question' on his behalf. Sgt Mike Sutton arranged for waiters at the Hoops Inn, near Bideford ,to bring a TV t
A police sergeant proposed to his girlfriend in a restaurant after taking the unusual step of getting a group of Romanian children to 'pop the question' on his behalf. Sgt Mike Sutton arranged for waiters at the Hoops Inn, near Bideford ,to bring a TV to the table as he and his girlfriend, Kirsty, enjoyed an evening meal.As Kirsty sat looking bewildered, footage played of the children shouting out, in their native language: '"Kirsty, will you marry Mike?"Sgt Sutton, who lives in Bideford and works at HQ in Exeter, said: "My heart was pumping hard when the TV was brought to the table."Helpfully for Kirsty, who does not speak a word of Romanian, the children shouted out the phrase whilst each of them held up a letter which spelt out 'Will you marry me?'."I leant across the table and asked Kirsty what her answer was. Fortunately, it was yes!"Sgt Sutton knew the children after having been on a charity expedition to the city of Tulcea, eastern Romania, for nine days in May this year. He was volunteering for Romanian Emergency Aid & Community Help (REACH), a UK-based charity that provides underprivileged children in Romania with provisions, healthcare and a better standard of living.Commenting on his charity work, Sgt Sutton said: "My inspector introduced me to REACH 10 years ago and I have been volunteering for the charity in Romania virtually every year since."It is a fantastic charity that makes a real difference to youngsters. This year, for instance, we helped build a community centre so that children can enjoy adventure holidays."More information about REACH can be found out by visiting the charity's website: http://www.reach-lincs.org.uk/.