Leap year surprise for Collie man

co-workers helped to spell out 'Marry me' with their bodies.
co-workers helped to spell out 'Marry me' with their bodies.

ONE Collie-based FIFO worker took the opportunity to get down on one knee on February 29 to propose to her boyfriend in a unique way.

Kirsty McCormick enlisted the help of 23 of her co-workers who used their bodies to spell out ‘marry me’ to propose to her boyfriend Dale Sprague.

Even though Ms McCormick was 2000 kilometres away on site, and her boyfriend, Dale Sprague, was in Collie, Ms McCormick still managed to pull off the successful proposal.

She sent her boyfriend, Dale, a slideshow of photos of the couple with the proposal picture at the end.

“He said yes as soon as he saw it,” she said.

As February 29 is traditionally a day where women have the chance to propose to their partners, Ms McCormick said she had the opportunity to propose and took it.

“The idea was quite random really; I just thought it out on the day and we did it at the end of the shift.”

“The photo was taken on top of an umpire stand.”

Ms McCormick’s partner had recently been made redundant from the Worsley refinery, so she thought a proposal might help to lift his spirits.

“He was rapt, absolutely rapt, he didn’t expect it at all,” she said.

“It definitely made his day.”