David Beckham makes surprise visit to 70-year-old with cancer on behalf of Age Concern charity

'He is a lovely guy,' says David Roberts

Olivia Petter
Wednesday 15 April 2020 09:37
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David Beckham has made a surprise visit to a 70-year-old cancer patient in Oxfordshire on behalf of the charity Age Concern.

On Wednesday, David Roberts was nominated by the charity to receive a visit from a “high profile celebrity”, but he was not told who it would be.

At 10.15am, Mr Roberts heard a knock on the door and opened it to be met by Beckham, who was observing social distancing at the time.

Mr Roberts said he was delighted by the visit and spoke to Beckham about football.

“He is a lovely guy,” Me Roberts told the Oxford Mail.

“We chatted about what will happen to this season’s football, and Manchester Utd and also me being a Liverpool supporter.”

The 70-year-old has been social shielding as per government guidelines, meaning he has been unable to leave his home for several weeks.

Before departing, Beckham gave Mr Roberts a goody bag containing a selection of gifts for his wife and 33-year-old son.

(AgeConcern/Davidd Roberts)

“I think the visit was as much for them [his wife and son] as me because they have cared for me since I had a cancer operation in December, which I have been battling, with the help and support of family and friends (who include neighbours and work colleagues) for three years,” Mr Roberts said.

Beckham has also been regularly participating in Clap For Our Carers, which sees UK residents stand outside their homes to clap for the NHS workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak.

The event now takes place every Thursday at 8pm and Beckham has been seen partaking with his children and his wife, Victoria Beckham, every week.

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