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Donations pour into fundraising page of chef who died after London Marathon

Matt pictured after finishing the Manchester Marathon Photo: Instagram/mattsoire

A fundraising page created by a Lake District chef, who died following the London Marathon, has seen donations top £144,000.

29-year-old Matt Campbell from Kendal, a former MasterChef contestant, collapsed after running 22.5 miles.

He received immediate medical treatment at the scene from doctors, but later died in hospital.

He was running the London Marathon for The Brathay Trust in memory of his father, Martin, who died in the summer of 2016.

Since the announcement of his death, his Just Giving page has seen donations pouring in, topping £144,000 - more than 5700% of his original £2,500 target.

Matt Campbell seen working as a professional chef Credit: Instagram/mattsoire

Runners across Cumbria are coming together with #LetsRunForMatt trending on social media.

They're running 3.7miles in his memory, after he died 3.7miles from the finish line in the London Marathon.

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