MANY people believe that seven is their lucky number but for one Great Sankey youngster it has proven to be extra special.

Sophie Travis was born at 10.50pm on Saturday, July 7, 2007 giving her a date of birth that she's not likely to forget - 07/07/07.

Seven years on from that memorable date, the Chapelford Village Primary School pupil celebrated her seventh birthday last week and marked it with a visit from the tooth fairy, who came to collect Sophie's seventh tooth!

Sophie, who is in year two and has a younger sister, Isabelle, said: "I was so excited when my seventh tooth fell out on my seventh birthday.

"The tooth fairy brought me £1 but I thought it would have been £7!"