Goring boy’s ‘awesome’ birthday coincidence

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For most people, turning 12 is not a landmark occasion but for Thomas Dignan, it turned into an “amazing coincidence”.

The Chatsmore Catholic High School student, from Arlington Close, Goring, was shocked when he realised his birthday would fall on 12/12/2012.

He said: “It’s a really exciting thing that these are some crazy numbers.

“I think it’s not just cool but awesome that my birthday is like this.”

Thomas is now the envy of his friends, who wish their birthday had worked out the same way.

He added: “My friends couldn’t believe it and they are really happy for me and one of my friends, Charlie, wished it was happening to him.”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, December 13.