Donations for tragic marathon runner reach £1m

Claire Squires (right) and her friend Nicola Short (left) after they climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010. Credit: RAFA/PA Wire

The charity fund raising page for Claire Squires, who collapsed and died during the London Marathon last weekend has now reached £1m.

She was raising money for the Samaritans, who her mother Cilla had volunteered with for more than 20 years.

Miss Squires, 30, will be buried on Wednesday at St Andrew's Church in the village of North Kilworth, Leicestershire next to her brother Grant, who died in 2001 aged 25.

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Funeral for £1m marathon girl

The funeral of Claire Squires, who collapsed and died close to the end of the London Marathon, has taken place. £1,000,000 has since been raised by donations to Claire's Just Giving page.