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Claire Squires – in memory of a wonderful daughter, a message from Cilla Squires:

Sunday 22 April 2012 is a day I will never forget. As you are probably aware, my daughter Claire died running the London Marathon that day, aged just 30. The days that followed are still a blur but without everyone’s support I don’t know how we would have coped, I won’t ever be able to put into words how humbled we felt.

The public were unbelievably generous, sending messages and donations, and Claire’s legacy continues to evolve. We’ll always think of Claire and smile, her bubbly enthusiasm was truly infectious.

Claire was running the marathon for Samaritans, a cause close to our hearts. Having been a volunteer for over 24 years, I’m proud to be part of a charity that supports anyone struggling to cope, round the clock, every single day of the year.

Over 80,000 kind donations were made through this fundraising page in the year after Claire’s death. The funds raised will be used in a special way, as a lasting tribute to my daughter, and will support Samaritans’ projects that would have been of interest to her, reflecting her inspiration and personality.

Thank you to everyone who donated, no amount of money can ever bring Claire back but we can hopefully make a real difference and leave a lasting legacy for my beautiful daughter.

Cilla

Find out about the projects your donations are helping to fund: http://www.samaritans.org/your-#community/claire-squires-fund-projects

Updates 1

hi guys as you all know i am running the london marathon it was just going to be for fun. but its a fab opportunity to raise money for my charity the samaritans if everyone i know could donate £5.00 that would be a great help and change lives.

10/04/12 16:04

Raising money for

Samaritans

Samaritans

Charity Registration No. 219432

Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. For more information please visit www.samaritans.org

Donations 81142

Donation by Anonymous on 20/04/14

£20.00

Reading this page still breaks my heart. I never knew Claire, but I won't forget her. I am so happy that the donations continue to keep her memory alive. A lovely tribute to a kind hearted human.x

Donation by Steve on 17/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 17/04/14

Donation by MikeH on 16/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Thank you Claire.

Donation by Anonymous on 16/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 15/04/14

Just remembering.

Donation by Andy P. on 15/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Proud to give to one who gave it all for others

Donation by Mark Deans on 15/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 15/04/14

£10.00

Never forgotten

Donation by Anonymous on 15/04/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Just a few £££'s to help get Claire's legacy to £1,000,000

Donation by Sandy Lay on 15/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

This is just a small contribution. Rest in peace x

Donation by Anonymous on 15/04/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Just a small donation to help raise that million. May you always be remembered.

Donation by Anonymous on 15/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Truly to be remembered as an inspirational person

Donation by Anonymous on 15/04/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Still in our thoughts, from a fellow Marathon runner

Donation by Anonymous on 14/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 14/04/14

Still missed but not forgotten

Donation by Love Jalna David & Brandon xxx on 14/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

God Bless your kind heart x

Donation by Anonymous on 14/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

watched the london marathon yesterday & thought of you

Donation by Anonymous on 14/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A bit to get you closer to the £1M mark, a reminder that life is too short so enjoy everyday

Donation by Kathryn Amey on 14/04/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 14/04/14

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Another small anniversary donation from me, in memory of your ultimate positive effort and eternal legacy

Donation by Anonymous on 13/04/14

£5.00

In memory of Claire - not forgotten.

Donation by David on 13/04/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Still cannot believe that this page has not reached £1m in donations.

Donation by Paul on 13/04/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 13/04/14

£26.20

+ £6.55 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£941,783.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£2,462.00
  • Total raised£944,245.00
  • Gift Aid£202,561.24

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