Woman who died running to raise money for charity set to become one of biggest fundraisers in marathon's history
Claire Squires entered the London Marathon in the hope of raising £500 for the Samaritans but she collapsed and died as she ran the final mile.
Donations to her charity have continued to soar since her death with her Just Giving page receiving more than £784,000 and an additional £168,000 in gift aid.
The 30 year-old hairdresser from Leicestershire is expected to become one of the biggest individual fundraisers in the London Marathon‘s history with at least 63,000 people from 60 countries donating to her cause.
‘Words cannot explain what an incredible, inspirational, beautiful and driven person she was,’ say her grieving parents. ‘She was loved by so many and is dearly missed by us all.’
Her family thanked donors for their continued contributions saying they were overwhelmed by the response from the public and urging people to keep giving.
‘Claire wouldn’t have a clue how she is remembered,’ says one of Miss Squires best friends, Victoria Hauser. ‘She was the most beautiful person inside and out but she had no idea about it.’