Meet little girl with a big birthday

Katie Collies is 11 on 11/11/11
Katie Collies is 11 on 11/11/11

A 10-year-old girl from Willen has been waiting all her life for a particularly special birthday tomorrow.

Katie Collier, who attends Willen Primary School celebrates her 11th birthday tomorrow, on 11/11/11.

Katie is heading to the Cotswolds this weekend with family and friends for the big day. Her mother Fiona said: “When we mentioned Katie’s special day to some of our Chinese and Malaysian friends, most of them said that her birthday falling on 11/11/11 would bring Katie good luck.”

November 11 marks Remembrance Day, when members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty since the First World War are commemorated.

“Katie is certainly aware of the wider significance of her birthday as she really enjoys her school work,” said Fiona.

“Along with singing and dancing, she also enjoys sitting down and writing stories about her experiences and what she’s been learning about at school.

“We’ve been looking forward to Katie’s birthday all week and she’s been looking forward to it for years, so our family and friends are all heading to the Cotswolds this weekend to have a nice celebration break.”

And no prizes for guessing what Fiona said her daughter’s lucky number is: “Needless to say, Katie’s lucky number is of course, 11.”

> Other youngsters celebrating their 11th birthday on November 11, 2011 are Luke Haynes, Jack Uppington Weir and Keanu Overall.