Book of condolence set up in memory of Barbara Windsor
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 December 2020
Scott Mitchell has created an online book of condolence in memory of his late wife Dame Barbara Windsor
Scott Mitchell has created a book of condolence in memory of his late wife Dame Barbara Windsor.
The iconic actress – who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2014 – passed away on December 10, aged 83, and her husband has now created an online page which will allow people to pay tribute to the former 'EastEnders' star.
The page also supports the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Scott said: "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."
Scott underlined the importance of the UK's leading dementia research charity, which is dedicated to finding treatments and cures for the disorder.
He said: "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 a 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."
The late actress – who played Peggy Mitchell in the BBC soap – went public with her dementia diagnosis in 2018, and the charity has seen a dramatic spike in donations since her death.
Hilary Evans, the chief executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: "We hope people will share their memories of Barbara’s life and work, and they can choose to support Alzheimer’s Research UK’s work if they can.
"Losing a loved one to dementia creates heartache across families and friendships, but research brings hope that we can change the lives of people with the condition, and Barbara’s memory only strengthens our determination to achieve this."
Fans of the actress can leave a tribute and donate to the charity via http://www.justgiving.com/DameBarbara