Tributes have been paid to a charity volunteer who died of coronavirus on her 25th birthday.

Claudia Marsh died at the Royal University Hospital in Liverpool. She was described as 'beautiful, kind and passionate' in a series of heartfelt tributes, the Echo reports.

Her family have set up a JustGiving page to collect for two charities Claudia was involved in and more than £10,000 has been raised.

The money will go to the Talking Eating Disorders charity and The Whitechapel Centre.

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The page said: "In loving memory of our beautiful daughter and incredible sister, Claudia, who passed away at the Royal University Hospital, Liverpool, on her 25th birthday after succumbing to Covid-19.

"In lieu of the family receiving flowers we would like to ask for donations towards charities that Claudia was involved with and supported."

Claudia Marsh who died at The Royal University Hospital, Liverpool, on her 25th birthday after succumbing to Covid-19

David Roper, Whitechapel volunteer manager, told the Echo: "For all of us who worked alongside Claudia last summer, we will remember her energy, passion and commitment and her wonderful sense of fun.

"It is a terrible and shocking tragedy. Claudia will live on in the impact she had during the toughest crisis we have faced in recent memory, and her contribution to the life saving support we provide through this pandemic."

Mr Roper said Claudia "always put herself before others, focusing her energies into her volunteering and providing support to our service users".

He added: "She was also instrumental in bringing together our volunteer community, with her constant enthusiasm, friendliness and warmth.

"A smile for everyone. She will be missed."