THE son of internet sensation 'Songaminute Man' won a national Dementia Friendly award.

Simon McDermott, from Blackburn, viral video singer Teddy Mac 'The Songaminute Man', was one of three finalists in the Fundraiser of the Year category.

He received the award at the London based National Dementia Friendly Awards ceremony on Wednesday, where there were 13 awards given across 10 categories.

The National Dementia Friendly Awards unite communities and individuals across England and Wales to recognise, celebrate and promote the inspirational achievements of those making a real difference to people living with dementia.

The 41-year-old's award recognises the achievements of fundraisers who have shown creativity, dedication to the cause and inspired others to unite against dementia whilst raising money for Alzheimer’s Society.

Simon, who works in digital media, received support from the National Dementia Helpline in dealing with his Teddy’s diagnosis and declining condition and set out to fundraise for Alzheimer Society.

In the last 12 months Simon has raised £150,000 for Alzheimer’s Society, which smashed his original target of £1,000, by sharing videos of his Dad singing in carpool karaoke style videos which went viral across the world.

Simon said: “We didn’t expect this and we have just wanted to make a difference as we know what it is like to be affected by dementia and we want to put something back to Alzheimer’s Society.

"Alzheimer’s Society’s helpline was really helpful and I always say that if it wasn’t there then I am not sure what I would have done.

"For me, that’s what was really important. I think we have raised over £150,000 now.”

The 81-year-old ‘Songaminute man’ Teddy Mac, with Alzheimer’s disease and former entertainer from Blackburn, released his debut album in September to mark World Alzheimer’s day and help raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.

Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 850,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia and the society predicts one million people will be living with dementia by 2021.

Deborah Parker, operations manager for Alzheimer’s Society in Lancashire, said: “It is amazing that Simon has won this award and it is a testament to their tremendous dementia friendly work."