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Fun day in memory of Claire Squires

Runner Claire Squires Photo: RAFA

Family and friends of runner Claire Squires who died during the London Marathon are holding a fun day this afternoon raise money for a bereavement charity in her memory.

Claire Squires, who was 30 and a hairdresser from North Kilworth, collapsed a mile from the finish line in April.

More than 80,000 people have donated to her chosen marathon charity Samaritans, raising almost £1.14 million.

Now friends and relatives have organised a fun day in aid of Leicester bereavement counselling service The Laura Centre.

Money raised today will go to the Laura Centre in Leicester Credit: ITV Central

It will take place at Market Harborough rugby club from 12 noon until late.

The event will include live bands, a licensed bar, barbecue and activities for children. Additional music will be provided by community radio station HFM.

The Laura Centre was opened in Leicester in October 1991, to provide therapeutic support to people coping with the loss of a loved one.