Chris Evans raises more than £400k for charity as he prepares to run Amsterdam marathon this Sunday – The Sun

CHRIS Evans will be joined by 50 “big-hearted listeners” in Amsterdam on Sunday as he runs a marathon for Dementia Revolution, the charity set up by Dame Barbara Windsor’s husband.

The Virgin Radio host, 53, raised more than £400,000 through a live auction on his show, with winners securing a seat on his private plane.

The DJ said: "We booked the plane, waited for the bids and the big-hearted listeners stepped up to the plate."

Dame Barbara's husband Scott Mitchell will run the Mizuno Half Marathon on the same day.

The 82-year-old EastEnders legend, who played pub landlady Peggy Mitchell, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2014.

Her husband Scott Mitchell said: "I want to say a massive thank you to Chris Evans and all the victorious bidders for standing with Dementia Revolution.

"What an incredible amount they have raised to help fund life-changing research and help people like Barbara.

"Running the marathon this year was no easy feat but seeing the difference our money makes made every mile I ran worth it."

Dame Barbara recently delivered a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson pleading for better care for dementia sufferers.

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