Dame Barbara Windsor’s husband, Brian Murphy, is running the London Marathon for Alzheimer’s. He has raised over £7000 so far and is aiming to raise £10,000.
Dame Barbara Windsor’s husband is running the London Marathon for Alzheimer’s.
On Sunday, Scott will compete in the London Marathon (Picture: PA)
Dame Barbara Windsor passed away last year after a lengthy battle with Alzeheimer’s disease, and her widower Scott Mitchell is planning to run the London Marathon in her honor.
Dame Barbara was well recognized for her roles in the Carry On… flicks and as Peggy Mitchell from EastEnders.
The actress was a national treasure, and millions were shocked to learn of her death in December 2020 at the age of 83.
She is survived by her husband Scott, who married the actress in 2000 and has stated that he would undertake a mammoth effort to collect funds for the disease from which she died.
On Sunday, he will run the London Marathon in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK, a cause for which he and Dame Barbara fought hard in the years after her illness.
Scott became a Dementia Revolution ambassador in August and completed the marathon in April 2019 to raise money for the organization.
On Thursday, he went on Good Morning Britain with presenters Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway to discuss the occasion and speak up about his sorrow after the death of his loving wife.
Scott talked about his late wife on Good Morning Britain before of the race. (Image courtesy of ITV)
He replied, ‘She’s always with me.’ ‘She’s always on my thoughts.’ I have a lot of dreams about her.
‘When I’m jogging, I speak to her. I believe you do that because it is a natural aspect of mourning, and we all go through those things when we grieve.’
‘I try to maintain a pretty positive perspective on it,’ Scott added. Dame Barbara was a wonderful person who was always upbeat. That was her attitude toward life, the way you viewed her. She enjoyed assisting others and completing tasks.
‘When we went public in 2018, it was critical to her that she knew she was helping others by sharing about her condition.’
The organization now has a contribution website available where people can donate money ahead of Scott’s marathon this weekend, which has raised over £165,000 so far.
Barbara Windsor has further information.
‘This page was set up at the request of Barbara’s devoted husband and Alzheimer’s Research UK Ambassador Scott Mitchell shortly after her passing, as a way for her many friends and fans to leave tributes and support the search for breakthrough dementia treatments in her memory,’ according to a description on the platform.
‘Now, as a way of saying thank you to everyone who has donated so generously to the foundation in her honor, Scott has chosen to put on his running shoes and run the Virgin Money London Marathon on October 3 for the cause.’
You may contribute to Alzheimer’s Research UK’s fundraising website here.
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