A SCHOOLBOY enjoyed his best birthday ever when girl band The Saturdays gave him a special surprise.

Tommy Lloyd, from Malpas, was enjoying the sunshine and dancing with crowds at Chester Rocks when he received the signed card from the girls.

The nine-year-old was delighted when he opened the card with autographs and messages inside, while his seven-year-old sister LouLou proudly clutched a signed copy of the band’s album.

The brother and sister received the special gifts after their aunt Gaynor Lewis, of Broxton, met the girls during a backstage meet-and-greet after winning tickets to the concert in the Chronicle.

Gaynor, 43, who said she was over the moon to win the tickets, took her friend Rose Rutter, also from Clutton, to meet the girl band, who she described as ‘very friendly’ and ‘fantastic girls’.

“I was made up when I won the tickets,” she said. “It was exciting meeting the girls and going backstage, but the concert itself has been brilliant too, we have been so lucky to have it on such a lovely day.”

Gaynor and Rose spent their time backstage with fans Kirsty Ball, 19, of Liverpool and Claire Cairns, 24, of Edinburgh, who follow The Saturdays across the country to concerts, parties and guest appearances.