A men's mental health charity is celebrating after one of its Bury team members got engaged in Paris.

Quinn Kelly,25, a facilitator at Andy's Man Club in Bury, proposed to his partner Lauren Bannister, 26, at the top of Montparnasse Tower in the French capital city.

On December 21, Quinn shared a picture with the charity of him popping the big question- much to his relief Lauren said "yes".

The post went viral and soon amassed more than 7,100 likes.  

He said: “I was so nervous.

"We had just been for food and when we were making our way up to the top of the tower, I thought I was going to be sick.  

“We got there, and I started scoping around for someone who looked friendly and like they understood English so that I could get a photo of the proposal.  

“I had to tell this girl not to react or panic because I was about to propose and although she said it was a lot of pressure, she did a great job of getting the photo.  

“I got down on one knee and Lauren started laughing.

"It wasn’t until I stood up that I realised she hadn't actually said 'yes' so I got back down again, and she said yes.”   

Since that moment, the couple received messages from all over Bury, England and even some from other parts of the world.  

He added: “It’s the most successful post we have published by far!  

“Lead facilitator Luke Tetlow-Cross put the post on Facebook and after around an hour we had about 300 likes, a couple of hours later 3.1k, and then it just kept going and going.” 

After meeting in Rawtenstall's Asda store around 10 years ago, Quinn and Lauren met through a friend.

As both live in Rawtenstall, they became familiar, often seeing each other around the town.

When Quinn hit a rough spot he decided to join Andy's Man Club.

He added Lauren on Facebook, they started chatting and the rest is history.

He said: “Around 18 months ago I was going through a rough time and my friend had been trying to get me to join Andy's Man Club in Rochdale.  

“It took me around a month to pluck up the courage to go but I did it and I haven't looked back since.”  

After around three months of going to the group, Quinn was offered a position as a facilitator at the new Bury branch with Luke.  

He said: “Of course, I said 'yes' and looking back and seeing how the group has grown is amazing.  

“It's hard to describe as anything other than one big family.” 

Although the recent bank holidays have temporarily stopped meetings, the charity has organised online quizzes and walks in the meantime.  

Those attending meetings are also added to a private Facebook page where members can share with the group privately and post any photos of what they have been doing that day.  

Andy's Man Club's Bury group mees at 7pm every Monday, apart from bank holidays, at Bury Sports Club.