David Beckham leaves cancer sufferer speechless by paying a surprise visit to his Oxfordshire home


‘He is a lovely guy!’ David Beckham leaves cancer sufferer, 70, speechless by paying a surprise visit to his Oxfordshire home for Age UK

  • The former Manchester United and England midfielder is currently in self-quarantine with wife Victoria and three of their four children
  • But he made a rare appearance outside the grounds of their Cotswold’s estate in order to visit a speechless David Roberts at his Oxfordshire home
  • Adhering to strict social distancing rules put in place by the World Health Organisation, Beckham was hard to miss in his trademark Baker Boy cap
  • The visit was all part of a charity initiative organised by Age UK, with the former footballer supplying David with a goody bag after arriving at 10:15am
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

Big-hearted David Beckham put his free time to good use on Easter Monday by paying a surprise visit to a cancer sufferer at his Oxfordshire home.

The former Manchester United and England midfielder is in self-quarantine with wife Victoria and three of their four children as Britain adjusts to a fourth week of government mandated lockdown in the fight against coronavirus COVID-19.

But he made a rare appearance outside the grounds of their sprawling Cotswold’s estate in order to visit a speechless David Roberts at his home in nearby Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Greetings: Big-hearted David Beckham put his free time to good use on Easter Monday by paying a surprise visit to a cancer sufferer at his Oxfordshire home.

Adhering to strict social distancing rules put in place by the World Health Organisation, Beckham, 44, was hard to miss in his trademark Baker Boy cap while greeting the stunned 70-year old, a supporter of Manchester United’s fierce rivals Liverpool.

The visit was all part of a charity initiative organised by Age UK, with the former footballer supplying David with a goody bag after arriving at 10:15 in the morning. 

Speaking about his surprise meeting with Beckham, the pensioner admitted he had been told to expect a visit from a “high-profile celebrity” – but had no idea it would be the England legend. 

Unexpected: The former footballer made a rare appearance outside the grounds of their sprawling Cotswold¿s estate in order to visit a speechless David Roberts at his home in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Unexpected: The former footballer made a rare appearance outside the grounds of their sprawling Cotswold¿s estate in order to visit a speechless David Roberts at his home in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Unexpected: The former footballer made a rare appearance outside the grounds of their sprawling Cotswold’s estate in order to visit a speechless David Roberts at his home in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

The name's David, but you can call me Becks: Adhering to strict social distancing rules put in place by the World Health Organisation, Beckham, 44, was hard to miss in his trademark Baker Boy cap while greeting the stunned 70-year old

The name’s David, but you can call me Becks: Adhering to strict social distancing rules put in place by the World Health Organisation, Beckham, 44, was hard to miss in his trademark Baker Boy cap while greeting the stunned 70-year old

He told the Oxford Mail: ‘David was at my door right on time. All I could think to say was, “Hello, how are you?” 

‘He is a lovely guy, we chatted about what will happen to this season’s football, Manchester United and also me being a Liverpool supporter. He also gave a goody bag to me and my family.’ 

David, who has battled cancer for three years, lives in rural Abingdon with his wife and adult son, and he admitted they were equally deserving of the rare treat for helping him through his illness.

For a good cause: The visit was all part of a charity initiative organised by Age UK, with the former footballer supplying David with a goody bag after arriving at 10:15 in the morning

For a good cause: The visit was all part of a charity initiative organised by Age UK, with the former footballer supplying David with a goody bag after arriving at 10:15 in the morning

He said: ‘I think the visit was as much for them 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.’ 

Launched in 2009, Age UK is the country’s largest charity for older people after merging with national organization’s Age Concern England and Help the Aged. 

As well as assisting the charity, Beckham also works as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. 

 

 

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