Star’s bus boosted his dy­ing friend’s life

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - EX­CLU­SIVE BY HALINA WATTS Show­biz Edi­tor

A WIDOW to­day re­veals how fam­ily friend Noel helped lengthen her dy­ing hus­band Ge­off’s life by tak­ing him around

Europe in the dou­ble decker bus he told camp­mates about last week. Sharon Dun­ford said the star leapt into ac­tion af­ter Ge­off, then 62, was given six months with cancer in 2013 – but he lived four more years. First Noel ar­ranged for Ge­off to see a Har­ley Street spe­cial­ist then he and wife Liz put the for­mer Bris­tol Rovers chair­man on a life­style plan in­clud­ing med­i­ta­tion, diet changes and the use of an “en­er­gis­ing” elec­tro mat.

“Maybe it was that that kept him well, the pos­i­tiv­ity of know­ing he felt bet­ter,” says Sharon. Noel then bought his Lon­don bus and they all headed off across France. “We had her ren­o­vated and put fur­ni­ture in. Up­stairs was a bar and a cin­ema room. It was like a gen­tle­man’s club. Noel and Ge­off had an in­cred­i­ble bond.”

BOND

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