- To mark Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation Day 2020 (Saturday 19th, December 2020) and Justin’s 51st Birthday, the foundation set up in his memory will be donating a defibrillator to 3 recipients.
- The donations were made to Newport County AFC and Essex Community First Aid Events this week, with a third donation due to take place when Marine AFC take on Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.
- The Donations were made on behalf of the foundation by Founder Charlie Edinburgh (Justin’s son) and Trustees of the foundation.
Essex Community First Aid Events – A worthwhile cause suggested to the foundation by Justin’s Consultant Cardiologist, Thomas Keeble. An organisation who carries out fantastic voluntary work throughout the county of Essex where Justin was from.
Newport County AFC – The club which Justin spent 4 years at, where he gained promotion back to the football league in 2013. This donation, to the club was an obvious choice based on his and the family’s special connection with the club and fan base.
Marine AFC – A non-league football club who will face Justin’s beloved Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in the third round of this year’s FA Cup. This presentation will be made around the time of the fixture in January and was made possible thanks to the generous donation of the Tottenham Tribute Trust.
Peter McCormack – Safety Officer at Marine AFC commented “Marine Football Club are rightly ‘In the heart of the community’ to receive a Defibrillator from our new friends at The Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation is wonderful news for us as a football club and our charity organisation “Marine in the community”. We look forward to receiving this very generous donation and the provision of training in its use. This offer of kindness demonstrates the bond between Justin, Tottenham and the FA Cup whilst showcasing our new formed relationship which will be a real long-term legacy of this great occasion in our clubs history when we take on Tottenham Hotspur next month.”
Charlie Edinburgh – Founder of The Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation commented “This is another proud day for all involved with the foundation. To see the continued hard work of everyone involved pay-off is the perfect tribute to Dad (Justin) and marks JE3 Day perfectly. To know we are potentially saving lives with these donations fills me with an immense sense of pride and all three recipients are very worthy causes. This is the perfect way to continue Dads legacy.”
The 3 further donations of Automated External Defibrillators are to replicate donations made earlier this year in June 2020 to Billericay Town Football Club, Leyton Orient Supporters Club and Essensuals (Billericay).
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· To mark the 1 year anniversary of former Tottenham Hotspur player and Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh’s tragic passing, the foundation set up in his memory will be donating a defibrillator to 3 venues which Justin can be associated with.
· The donations were made to the Leyton Orient supporters club, Billericay Town Football Club and Toni & Guy Billericay over the course of this week.
· These donations were made by the Founder of the foundation Charlie Edinburgh (Justin’s son) and Trustees of the foundation.
JE3 Foundation Founder Charlie Edinburgh
This is a very proud day for everyone involved with the JE3 Foundation and especially for myself and my family. There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes during these unprecedented times and I want to thank all of my trustees for their continuous hard work and efforts in helping us get to this point.
None of this would have been possible if it wasn’t for people getting behind the foundation and generously donating, it’s overwhelming just how far we have come in such a short space of time.
I know just how proud Dad (Justin) would be to see 3 potentially life saving pieces of equipment installed into 3 venues which held such a special place in his heart.
We want to thank Billericay Town Football Club, Toni and Guy (Billericay) and Leyton Orient Supporters Club for being so accommodating in receiving these defibrillators during such difficult times, we hope these small contributions can help continue dads legacy.
This is just the beginning for the JE3 Foundation and a perfect way to remember Justin one year on from his tragic passing.