Lucy flies the flag!

Lucy Murphy, 7, from Newton-Le-Willows, born on the 20th of the 12th in the year that London won bid for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, who will take part in the opening ceremony of the latter, cheered on by mum Sharon and siblings Danny, 13, and Becky, 11
Lucy Murphy, 7, from Newton-Le-Willows, born on the 20th of the 12th in the year that London won bid for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, who will take part in the opening ceremony of the latter, cheered on by mum Sharon and siblings Danny, 13, and Becky, 11
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SEVEN-year-old Lucy Murphy is set for a starring role in the opening ceremony of the London Paralympics – thanks to her unique date of birth!

The Newton youngster was born on the 20th day of the 12th month in 2004, the year Britain secured the 2012 Olympics.

Every child born on that auspicious date was offered the chance to play a role in a ceremony or event surrounding the games.

The St Peter’s primary school pupil’s mum Sharon signed up shortly after Lucy was born.

Now she will also play a role in welcoming the Olympic flame to Liverpool in June as well as travelling to London for the August games.

Mum Sharon, of Whinchat Avenue, Newton, said: “I signed Lucy up for this not long after she was born and I told her about and started talking to her about as soon as she was old enough to understand it.

“We don’t know exactly what she’ll be doing at the opening ceremony, we’re waiting to hear nearer the time. It’s just very exciting.”

Lucy will travel to Liverpool to take part in the torch celebrations with mum Sharon and her 13-year-old brother Daniel and sister Rebecca, 11.

But for the London games organisers have only allowed one family member to travel with the youngster.

Sharon added: “I’ll be the one travelling down to London but we’re all going to Liverpool which will be great. We’re all just so excited for Lucy!”