Funeral for marathon runner who raised over £1m

Claire Squires' JustGiving page has received over £1m in donations.

A woman whose supporters helped raise more than £1 million for charity after her death in this year's London Marathon will be buried next to her brother today.

Family and friends of Claire Squires will attend a private funeral service at St Andrew's Church in North Kilworth, Leicestershire, this afternoon after she collapsed and died less than a mile from the finishing line of the 26.2-mile course on Birdcage Walk near Buckingham Palace on April 22.

The 30-year-old was running for the Samaritans, in recognition of the work done by her mother Cilla, who had volunteered for the charity for 24 years.

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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.