By Roxy Simons For Mailonline
Published: 11:35 GMT, 24 January 2020 | Updated: 11:44 GMT, 24 January 2020
Dame Barbara Windsor sent a special message thanking Good Morning Britain's first-ever 1 Million Minutes Awards on Friday's edition of the show.
The actress, 82, was on hand to award Danny Brown the inaugural Dame Barbara Windsor Award - an accolade for someone who has helped people with Alzheimer's or Dementia combat loneliness.
Detailing her own experience with Alzheimer's, she told Danny in the sweet message: 'Volunteers like you are so important in the fight against loneliness, especially for those like us, who know all too well the struggles of a cruel illness.
Grateful: On Friday, Dame Barbara Windsor thanked Good Morning Britain award winner for helping people with Alzheimer's tackle the 'struggles of a cruel illness'
'Your dedication to helping others has not only helped bring your community together, but brought much-needed attention to the valuable cause.'
Praising the volunteer for his incredible work, she added: 'And doing all this at the same time as living with dementia yourself, is truly inspirational.
'Thank you Danny, and congratulations again. God bless,' she said, as she blew Danny a kiss.
Danny was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2014 and struggled with the