A RUTHERGLEN lad will celebrate a perfect 10 this year... as his birthday falls on the tenth day of the tenth month of the tenth year!
Clark Walker, who lives on Fernhill Road, will turn 10 on Sunday.
His proud mum Maureen Walker is buoyed by the occurrence.
She said: “It’s very unusual, it’s a once in a lifetime thing. Not many people will have something like that happen to them.”
“He thinks it’s very special to have a birthday like that.”
Clark attends St Hilary’s Primary School in East Kilbride, however has lived in Rutherglen all his life.
He was born in the Southern General Hospital, and nurses on call pointed out another coincidence about his name.
Maureen added: “The hospital were quite impressed that we named him Clark, They hadn’t had a Clark before and it’s Superman’s first name.
“Another thing is that Christopher Reeve, who played Superman, died on his birthday. We didn’t name him Clark because of that but it is quite a big coincidence.”
He has requested a remote controlled boat for his birthday, however his parents have another big surprise instore for him.
Maureen added: “He’s hoping for a remote controlled boat. At least I hope it’s that he means and not a real one!
“He doesn’t normally ask for anything, Clark likes surprises, and this year he’s getting a big surprise, though he doesn’t know what it is.”
Clark is learning to play the guitar at school.
He is also a very active boy, he enjoys swimming and playing football.
Clark’s dad Jamie is a fundraiser for Bobath, a charity for children with cerebral palsy, and as a family they cycle from the SECC to the shores of Loch Lomond to raise cash.
Clark said: “I like football and swimming as well. I love cycling too, I’ve done the Bobath Cycle with my dad. That’s 20 miles.”
Read next week’s Reformer to find out what Clark’s big birthday surprise was.