A MUM-OF-FOUR has made a desperate Valentine’s Day plea for one million people to join her Facebook group so her fiancé will finally marry her.

Dinnerlady Kelly Coxhead, 32, of Mackenzie Close, Liden, set up the group after waiting 10 years for fiancé Paul Mapplethorpe, 38, to come up with a wedding date.

And what started as joke has become a challenge with Kelly seeking one million Facebook friends so her dream date of 11/11/11 to tie the knot becomes a reality.

Her group is called ‘I need one million people to join for Paul to marry me – come on guys help me!’ and has so far attracted 1, 301 friends in just a week.

The hopeful Facebook bride said: “I talked about setting up a group on Facebook to get people to join to support me and said to Paul how many people do I need to get?

“He said a million. We’ve been engaged for 10 years and I think it’s time he walked me down the aisle.

“We did have a date set for last year but Paul lost his dad and it had to be cancelled.

“I’d love Paul to come home and say he’s booked a date but I doubt it very much.”

And jokey mechanic Paul said: “It just came out of nowhere.

“I thought ‘ a million’ that sounds good.

“I was half asleep. We were chatting in bed when she said about the Facebook group.

“When you think there’s 67 billion people in the world it’s less than 0.1 per cent. I just like a challenge and I like the idea of setting a challenge for her.

“It’ll give her something to look at on Facebook.

“She wants 11/11/11 that’s the deadline she has in mind, but it will depend on how many people she’s got in her group.

“Even her dad hasn’t joined yet. He must be on my side.”

Kelly has pleaded with Paul to reduce the figure but to no avail.”

If she gets her wish on November 11 the four children, Nicole, 15, Jack, 13, Ellie-Mai, eight, and Madison-Leigh, five, will be bridesmaids and a pageboy at the wedding.