Ysabelle is 11 on 11/11/11

Ysabelle Mercer (10) who will be celebrating her 11th birthday on 11/11/11. A081111/3a
Ysabelle Mercer (10) who will be celebrating her 11th birthday on 11/11/11. A081111/3a
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ELEVEN is the magic number for keen dancer Ysabelle Mercer who is celebrating an extra special birthday today – she is 11 years old on 11/11/11.

The youngster, from Reedley, is even having a party with a number 11 theme to mark the rare event.

Ysabelle Mercer (10) who will be celebrating her 11th birthday on 11/11/11. A081111/3b

Ysabelle Mercer (10) who will be celebrating her 11th birthday on 11/11/11. A081111/3b

She will be joined by her proud parents, teachers Kevin and Kate, both 41, and nine-year-old brother Jude as well as other family members and friends.

Mum Kate, who works at Blessed Trinity RC College, said: “The party is fancy dress and people are coming dressed as anything to do with the number 11.

“She’s excited because she’s getting special attention. She always has a party, but this year is extra special because of all the numbers together.

“It’s just a shame she wasn’t born at 11-11, she was actually born at 8-08 a.m.”

Mrs Mercer said when she was born they toyed with the idea of calling her Poppy as it was Armistice Day.

Among her presents were a sewing machine and money to buy new clothes.

Ysabelle enjoys swimming and hip hop, street, ballet and tap dancing and playing the guitar.