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A30 crash cyclists' charity 'overwhelmed' by donations

Toby Wallace (left) and Andrew McMenigall
Image caption Toby Wallace (left) and Andrew McMenigall were raising funds for the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust

The charity which two cyclists were raising money for when they were hit and killed by a lorry has been "overwhelmed" by donations.

Andrew McMenigall, 47, and Toby Wallace, 36, were killed in the crash on the A30 in Cornwall on Tuesday.

They were riding from Land's End to John O'Groats for the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust.

Kirsten's brother Andrew Scott said the pair had been hoping to raise £10,000 but it has now reached £15,500.

The biggest donation of £500 has been made anonymously.

Mr McMenigall, from Edinburgh, was a senior investment manager with Aberdeen Asset Management. He was married with two daughters.

Colleague Mr Wallace worked in the firm's Philadelphia office.

Mr Scott told the BBC Scotland news website: "We are overwhelmed by the response on the donation page and remain shocked and saddened by this accident.

"The figure raised is a testament to the esteem in which Andrew and Toby were held.

"The trustees will ensure that the generous donations will be used to help young people in a way that is a fitting tribute to these inspirational men and for a purpose which Andrew, Toby and Kirsten would be proud of."

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