Nearly £80,000 raised for marathon runner who died

More than £76,000 has been raised in memory of a Berkshire runner who died moments after completing the London marathon.

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Donations for Berkshire runner reach nearly £80,000

Marathon runner Rob Berry Credit: Rob Berry/ Just Giving

More than £76,000 has been raised in memory of a Berkshire runner who died moments after completing the London marathon.

His Just Giving page shows donations have totalled around four and a half thousand percent of his original target, which was £1,700.

The money goes to the National Osteoporosis Society. Mr Berry chose to support the society after his mother was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 52.

"We are really touched by the incredible generosity in tribute to Mr Berry, who wrote so movingly about why he was raising money to help fight osteoporosis." - National Osteoporosis Society

Newbury marathon runner donations surpass £70k

Rob Berry's Just Giving page shows that donations have topped £70,000 Credit: Just Giving

Nearly 6000 donations have been made after a Newbury man died when he completed the London marathon last weekend.

Rob Berry was running the marathon in memory of his mother who was diagnosed with Osteoporosis and the £70,000 worth of donations will be donated to the National Osteoporosis Society.

Nearly 6,000 donations have been made to smash Rob's original target of £1,700.

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Marathon runner's family 'overwhelmed' by donations

The family of a man who died after running the London Marathon said they are "overwhelmed" by the donations that have been made in his honour.

In a statement issued by organisers of the marathon, Robert Berry's family said they were overwhelmed by the heartfelt messages and contributions to the National Osteoporosis Society, adding:

We are devastated and shocked by the events of Sunday and cannot believe that he is no longer with us to share in our lives and laughter.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and work colleagues – a fun-loving and caring person, respected, loyal and very much loved by us all.

He was a loving husband to Gwen and an amazing father to his two children and will remain forever in their hearts.

Rob was a loyal and loving son to Alan and Ann and a fantastic, caring brother to his younger sister Janet who always looked up to him.

Rob will be a great loss to our family.

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Donations top £24k in name of marathon runner

More than £23,000 has been donated to the National Osteoporosis Society in the name of Rob Berry, who died after completing this year's London Marathon.

Rob Berry died after completing this year's London Marathon. Credit: Rob Berry/JustGiving

The 42-year-old collapsed and later died after crossing the finish line at Sunday's race.

Donations on Mr Berry's JustGiving page have now reached more than £23,000. On the page Mr Berry explained he was running the marathon to raise money for the National Osteoporosis Society - a charity which has supported his mother, who was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 52.

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Man who died after completing marathon named

A 42-year-old man who died after completing the London Marathon yesterday has been named as Robert Berry, organisers confirmed.

Robert Berry. Credit: Rob Berry/ Just Giving

A statement from Virgin Money London Marathon reads: "It is with regret that we can now confirm that Mr Robert Berry, aged 42, collapsed at the finish of the London Marathon.

"He was immediately taken to one of our medical facilities where he was treated by four consultants, including one in emergency medicine. He was transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"The organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon would like to continue to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Berry and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with them all at this difficult time".

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