BARBARA Windsor’s husband Scott Mitchell celebrated as he smashed his £100,000 fundraising target with Eastenders’ legends.
They were running in support of his wife, TV legend Barbara who was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2014.
Eastender’s veteran Barbara Windsor’s doting husband Scott looked relieved and happy as he finally crossed the line after running the London Marathon today.
Scott, 56, a theatrical agent teamed up with Barbara’s castmates dubbed Barbara’s Revolutionaries, to raise a Gift Aid total of £155,117.18 for Dementia Revolution.
Adam Woodyatt, Jake Wood, Emma Barton, Natalie Cassidy, Kellie Shirley, Tanya Franks, Jamie Borthwick and Jane Slaughter, as well as Virgin Radio host Chris Evans, who all took part in the iconic event for Dementia Revolution.
Scott said: “It’s a really cruel, horrible condition. For anyone who has seen a loved one go through it, it’s a horrible thing to witness.”
Dame Barbara Windsor has spoken of her pride after eight of her Eastenders co-stars signed up to run the London Marathon in her honour[/caption]
He added: “You see that person slowly disappearing before your eyes, being stripped of who they were. Anyone who has been through it would tell you it’s the most heartbreaking thing to watch.”
No doubt the team did Barbara proud with their efforts with Natalie Cassidy, who plays Sonia Fowler, finishing with a time of 5 hours 27 minutes.
Behind her were Jake Wood with a time of 5 hours 59 minutes and Jamie Borthwick at 6 hours 26 minutes.
Ian Beale star Adam Woodyatt came in a little later, finishing in 6 hours 45 minutes.
EastEnders’ Natalie Cassidy finished in 5 hours 27 minutes[/caption]
Jake Wood was close behind with 5 hours 59 minutes[/caption]
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Meanwhile last January Barbara told The Sun of her pride after eight of her closest Easenders pals teamed up with her husband Scott Mitchell to run the London Marathon in her honour.
The campaign was created by dementia charities Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK for the event’s Charity of the Year.
The group, who grew close to Barbara during her two-decade long reign on the BBC One soap, joined the Dementia Revolution in her honour and are working hard to raise £100,000 which will help fund ground-breaking research into the disease.
Barbara told The Sun: “It means so much to me to see some of my closest friends coming together to support this cause.
“And I know it will mean a lot to everyone else living with dementia.”
Her husband Scott Mitchell, far left, joined stars including Jamie Borthwick and Jane Slaughter to put in some practise ahead of the big moment[/caption]
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