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Service for London Marathon runner Claire Squires

The funeral of Claire Squires, the runner who died near the finish line of the London Marathon, has taken place at a church in Leicestershire.

More than £1m has been raised for the Samaritans since the 30-year-old's death on 22 April.

Hundreds of people attended the service to celebrate the life of the hairdresser, from North Kilworth.

The chief executive of the Samaritans, Catherine Johnson, spoke after the ceremony.

  • 02 May 2012
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