David Beckham makes Shrewsbury cancer patient's dream come true

David Beckham chats to Lloyd Burton and his mother, Di Credit: Press Association

David Beckham has made a Shrewsbury cancer patient's dream come true when he paid a surprise visit to meet the youngster.

Lloyd Burton, 11, met the star while filming Stand Up To Cancer - a national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.

The Manchester United fan's budding football career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour (medulloblastoma) in May last year.

Lloyd had been scouted by Manchester United, Aston Villa, Port Vale and Shrewsbury. But after surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, he is now in a wheelchair.

I had no idea that I was going to meet David Beckham, it was such a brilliant surprise.

He was really nice and we chatted lots. He told me a bit about his family and other normal stuff and we talked about football quite a lot too. I love football and Beckham is one of my favourite players so I'll always remember that day.

– Lloyd Burton