Two lucky Bucks youngsters got to meet footballing legend David Beckham.

The former professional footballer met with 14-year-old Jasper Grannum, from Chalfont St Peter, and eight-year-old Taylor Morgan from Aylesbury, when he visited Helen & Douglas House children's hospice in Oxford on July 8.

The visit took place soon after a recent interview on BBC Radio Oxford when Jasper, who is cared for by the hospice, was given the opportunity of a lifetime to interview a famous person and come onto the Kat Orman programme to DJ for an hour on July 3.

Jasper who has Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy and visits Helen & Douglas House for respite stays, chose David Beckham and David Walliams to interview.

They both replied and said yes to Jasper interviewing them over Zoom during Children’s Hospice Week at the end of June.

Jasper asked the pair if they had ever heard of Helen & Douglas House - which they had not - and invited them to visit.

Football fan Jasper also challenged Beckham to a game.

The footballer was keen to organise a visit - and turned up days later on July 8.

When David arrived at 1.40pm, as with all visitors, his temperature was taken and he was given hand sanitiser and he was welcomed by Clare Periton, chief executive of Helen & Douglas House.

Because of Covid-19 they were not able to show him the full hospice just the garden and play area and social distancing had to be maintained.

As well as meeting staff, David chatted to the children and their families about home schooling, his own children, his bee keeping, his dog and answered questions about what his favourite goal he ever scored was.

He also tried to convert Jasper from being a Chelsea fan to a Manchester United fan - to no avail - and they played a game of pool.

Clare Periton from Helen & Douglas House said: "It was such a special day which really lifted everyone spirits and made special memories which will be with us all forever.

"It has been a tough time for our families during the Covid-19 pandemic as they have been shielding and have been isolated at home.

"David’s visit bought much needed joy and laughter to the children, their families and the staff at the hospice.

"Everyone who works at Helen & Douglas House whether they are from catering, fundraising or our care team, gives their all and has absolute passion for this place and when you see someone like David invest time to come and visit us it is such a wonderful experience for us all.

"David is such a lovely person and so generous with his time. He was very relaxed and he chatted with ease, making everyone feel very special.

"Jasper and Taylor had a pool game they will never forget and will remember forever.

"We would like to say a massive thank you to David and his team for organising this visit.

"David put a huge smile on everyone’s face, and it will be such a special memory treasured by everyone who was there for a long time to come.

"We hope he enjoyed the visit as much as we did and will come and see us again."