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Loved-up Virgin Trains helps customer pop the question with a sweet serenade

Press Release   •   Feb 14, 2017 17:30 GMT

Today Virgin Trains helped to make Valentine’s Day extra special for a customer proposing to his girlfriend at Warrington Bank Quay station.

Mick, who is from Runcorn, proposed to his girlfriend, Terri, 28, at Warrington Bank Quay station, where they fell in love seven years ago.

After hearing Mick’s story, Virgin Trains wanted to help create a romantic and memorable engagement for the couple. They arranged for a busker to compose a song about their lives and perform it on the same platform where the couple met, before Mick got down on one knee.

To celebrate their engagement Virgin Trains surprised Mick and Terri with a First Class journey to London and Afternoon Tea at Harrods.

The couple, who live in Skelmersdale, met at Warrington Bank Quay in January 2010 when they were both travelling down south to see their families - Mick was making a journey to London, whilst Terri was travelling to Birmingham.

Karl Meaden, Virgin Trains Station Manager at Warrington Bank Quay, said: “At Virgin Trains we love to surprise and delight our customers. When we heard Mick’s plan to propose to Terri in the place they met seven years ago, we wanted to give the couple a day to remember. We hope Terri and Mick have a great time celebrating in London and wish them all the best for the future.”

Mick, 37, said: “I thought I had everything when I found Terri, then we had our amazing children. Now thanks to Virgin Trains I have the one thing I never thought I would be lucky enough to have and that is Terri as my fiancé. I’ve been blown away with Virgin Trains’ support, creativity and never-ending generosity to make my dream come true.”

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