FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Following the very sad death of one of our competitors Claire Squires in
last Sunday's London Marathon, we have been asked by the family (parents
Paul and Cilla, daughters Maxine, Nicola and Penny and partner Simon Van
Herrewege) to issue this further statement.
Claire's family have been incredibly moved by the measure of support and
donations from the public, and are amazed by the amount raised so far,
which continues to rise. These donations are a lasting testament to their
beloved daughter and the cause in which she believed so passionately.
Claire was particularly inspired to run for the Samaritans by her mother’s
24 years of volunteer work for the Samaritans.
The family would now like to appeal to the media to respect their privacy
and allow them to deal with their grief in private.
Although a post mortem has been held further investigations into the cause
of death are continuing and the family will not be making any further
statements about this at present.
The event organisers, the Virgin London Marathon would ask for
understanding from the media in this matter, and hope that the media will
respect the family's wishes in this matter.