Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott sets up fundraiser as he reminisces about star

Dame Barbara Windsor 's husband Scott Mitchell has urged her fans to make a donation to Alzheimer’s Research UK in her honour.

The EastEnders and Carry On Legend died aged 83 last week in the London care home she lived in after battling Alzheimer's for six years.

Before her death, she had campaigned with Scott, 57, for better provision for Alzheimer’s sufferers and their families.

Scott has called on fans to help Alzheimer’s Research UK in her honour in a post on the charity's Facebook page.

Alongside a snap of himself with the EastEnders legend, Scott wrote: "I’ve been asked by so many people what they can do to honour Barbara and both of our wishes was for more money to be invested into dementia research.

"That’s why I’d ask people, if they can, to share their memories of Barbara and consider a donation to Alzheimer’s Research UK, however small or large. Alzheimer’s Research UK is a charity that’s doing so much to ensure future generations don’t have to go through the same heartbreak I and so many others have.

"The donation page will also act as an online book of condolence, where people can share their many stories, tributes and anecdotes about her. I know that will provide comfort to so many, and I’ll be reading every one of them."

Among those to support the fundraiser was EastEnders star Tanya Franks, who plays Lorraine 'Rainie' Highway.

Tanya wrote: "In memory of our dear Dame Barbara Windsor, her husband Scott has set up a page of remembrance where we can pay tribute with our thoughts and wishes, and honour Barbara’s bravery and legacy by supporting dementia research through Alzheimer's Research Uk.

"Their aim is to have a cure by 2025 and together we can help to achieve that."

And more than £2.000 has already been donated to the fundraiser since it was set up yesterday.

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Scott spoke of his grief on Thursday at Good Morning Britain's 1 Million Minutes Awards to present an award named in Barbara's honour to a carer.

He said: "I can't believe only a week ago she was still here and now she's not," he said.

"There's the circle of life. I don't think I can still believe it to be honest with you."

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