A charity has said it is "overwhelmed" after receiving over £217,000 in
donations in 24 hours after the death of a London Marathon runner.
Claire Squires collapsed in Birdcage Walk near St James's Park while running
the final stretch of the 26.2 mile course.
The 30-year-old was collecting sponsorship for the samaritans because her mother has worked as
a volunteer for them for more than 20 years.
Rachel Kirby-Rider, from the charity, said "Obviously we're desperately sad
and devastated as an organisation that Claire died whilst running the
"She was one of 70 runners running for us and our thoughts are with the
family at this time and it's really important to us that we continue to support
the family during the desperately difficult time for them."We're overwhelmed that people are supporting us and the tributes to Claire
on her fundraising page and the donations that are
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