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Donations to a fund-raising page set up by a 30-year-old woman who collapsed close to the London Marathon finish line have surged since her death. Claire Squires, a hairdresser from North Kilworth, Leicestershire, collapsed near Birdcage Walk on the final stretch of the 26.2 mile course. Thousands of people made donations on Monday, raising more than £100,000 for the Samaritans charity by 19:00 BST. Ms Squires was the 11th participant to die since the event began in 1981.
Originally posted by scottbob
reply to post by Acidtastic
I have never understood why people feel the need to work themselves this hard to raise money, cant people just donate the same amount without people having to do this.
We are supporting the family through this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with everyone who knew her.
“We desperately wish that it was not under these circumstances but we have been overwhelmed by the response from people donating in Claire’s memory.
“These donations will be put into a tribute fund and, following discussions with the family, will go towards projects they feel would have been important to Claire.