"i think that folk see it as brave that the young lady died trying to raise money to help others. she died helping a good cause didn't she?"
Ok I could be cynical here, but did she wake up one morning thinking I want to raise money, and therefore will run the LM, or did she think, ah I fancy runnning the LM, but to do that I need to raise money for charity? She wasn't brave, just unfortunate.
"i dont see a problem with wanting to donate to a cause that someone died trying to help."
Neither do I, but I wish people would put a bit more thought in to it and support charities that matter to them, or would choose to sponsor a charity normally.
It shouldnt take some one to die, the media to make a big point of it for people to feel they need to make a donation. Its a sad state of affairs, and I blame Diana PoW for dying for kicking off the stupid national sheep heardism.