AN EX-soldier with a lung disease has kindly been granted a motor home to self-isolate away from his NHS worker wife.

Gareth Cook, 62, who suffers with pulmonary fibrosis, said it is "unlikely he would survive" if he became infected with coronavirus.

His wife, who works as a midwife for the NHS, has been on the search for somewhere he could stay in the case of her catching the virus.

But after several shares on Facebook, he received a call from the owner of Go Solent Motor Homes, Mike Hughes, who offered him a home to stay in for free.

Gareth said: "I'm amazed - I expected costs as Mike's got a business.

"It's a massive relief to find something I can stay in as my wife worries that if something happens and she contracts it, that could be extremely dangerous."

"I have damage in my lungs and don't have a big capacity, so I would be unlikely to survive if I got coronavirus."

Gareth, who cannot work due to his condition, has to use an oxygen machine occasionally.

He added: "This is allowing me to isolate myself and take that worry away from her.

"Mike has gone way above what I expected and I cannot praise the guy enough."

Mike has since delivered the motor home to Graham's home in Poole - along with his business partner Simon Parry - where he will live for free for as long as he needs.

He said: "When I heard about this, I felt awful.

"People are frightened of the situation but the reality is, if I can put this on their driveway to keep a family member away from others, it's a very useful thing.

"It affects the best of us but I want anyone working for the NHS to ring up and see what we can do for them."

Go Solent Motor Homes has been running for over three years and has faced 55 cancellations as a result of coronavirus.

To book a motor home, call 01202 623323.