This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 17 October, 2019

Tragic death of marathon runner inspires over $1 million in donations

The sudden death of Claire Squires led to considerable funds being provided by a number of people.

A screen grab for Claire's page.
A screen grab for Claire's page.

WHEN CLAIRE SQUIRES set off on the London Marathon on Sunday, she had raised about $800 for charity.

Three days after the race, her online total hit $1 million on Wednesday. And it just keeps increasing.

The 30-year-old Englishwoman collapsed near the end of the 26.2-mile course near Buckingham Palace and died. The outpouring of generosity has come from about 60,000 people.

In a statement, her family said: “Don’t stop giving, just like her.”

The donations will go to the Samaritans, which works to prevent suicide. The organisation usually raises around $6 million annually from individual donations.

Read: DJ Carey is released from hospital, given clean bill of health>

Read: On a Swiss roll: Wiggins leads at the Tour de Romandie>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Associated Press

Read next: