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JE3 Foundation Mark 2 Year Anniversary of Justin Passing

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Together with friends, family, and the global football community, the JE3 Foundation is remembering Justin Edinburgh: a one-of-a-kind footballer, manager, and family-man.

The Foundation, which was founded just weeks after the shocking events of 8th June 2019,  has today donated three more life-saving defibrillators in a bid to change outcomes in the face of cardiac arrest, whilst also launching a new website where supporters can learn more about Justin’s story and play a meaningful part in his legacy.

Above all, today is about lovingly remembering the man behind the achievements. Justin Edinburgh had a tremendous impact on people from all walks of life, as he did on the game of football. Charlie Edinburgh, Foundation CEO and Justin’s son, explains:

“The shock never fully retreats. But, in the deepest moments of grief, it’s the stories of individuals, whose lives were touched by him, that inspire us into action so that we can continue his legacy.

Dad lived in the moment and looked to the future with unwavering optimism. This informed our decision to launch our new website and donate defibrillators today — we wanted to commemorate this specific day, remember the man, whilst also bringing supporters into this next phase of the Foundation’s work.

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JE3 Foundation Announces Defibrillator Recipients

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Today, the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation donated 3 more life-saving defibrillators to health and sports facilities in the UK.

Today, the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation donated 3 more life-saving defibrillators to health and sports facilities in the UK.

The donations, made in Justin Edinburgh’s name, are just one of the ways that the JE3 Foundation is choosing to mark the two-year anniversary of Justin’s passing.

The Automated External Defibrillators will be a permanent fixture at the venues of each recipient organisation, including: Southend United Football Club, AFC Rushden & Diamonds, and Mavericks RFC.

In line with the commitment to sharing Justin’s story and increasing access to defibrillators, the Foundation invites organisations to apply to the defibrillator donation scheme.

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JE3 Podcast Launch

By Media

The JE3 Foundation has officially stepped into the world of podcasts, with our first episode available 28th February. 

Following tremendous support and positive feedback across our existing digital channels, creating the JE3 Foundation podcast was an organic next step. The podcast promises behind the scenes stories as told by the footballers and managers closest to Justin, life-saving information shared by leading health professionals, and everything in between.

Join our host, and Foundation CEO, Charlie Edinburgh, by downloading the JE3 Foundation podcast via iTunes and Spotify.

JE3 Foundation Receives Charitable Status

By Fundraising

It’s a day for celebration as the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation receives its official charitable status, granted by the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

This milestone comes one and a half years after Justin’s family—including his wife, Kerri, his son, Charlie, and daughter, Cydnie— launched the eponymous foundation in honour of the late Justin Edinburgh.

This update in status enables the Foundation to maximise their fundraising efforts, reinvesting donations into their charitable objects.

The Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation charitable number is 1193256

Defibrillator Donations Mark Justin’s 51st Birthday

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The Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation has donated three Automated External Defibrillators to local facilities as part of the second annual JE3 Day. 

Launched in 2019, the campaign was established to raise awareness of cardiac arrest while celebrating the life and legacy of Justin Edinburgh. While COVID-19 prevented the Foundation from hosting its annual JE3 Gala on what would have been Justin’s 51st birthday, we remain committed to increasing access to Automated External Defibrillators and campaigning for Justin’s Law. 

Recipient organisations, each selected by the Board of Trustees, include Newport County AFC, Essex Community First Aid Events, and Marine AFC, joining the list of former recipients Billericay Town FC, Leyton Orient Supports Club, and Essentials (Billercay). 

On site to make the donations, Charlie Edinburgh 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 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 Dad’s legacy.
With current COVID restrictions this was a fantastic way for JE3 to showcase its dedication and commitment to improving facilities with potential lifesaving equipment despite the challenges we face in the current climate. ”
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Spurs Auction Surpasses £33,000 for JE3

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Tottenham Hotspur have raised more than £33,000 for the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation through a match-worn shirt auction.

The shirts, worn in the fourth round EFL Cup win over Chelsea in September, were signed and auctioned in honour of the Club’s former defender who made 276 appearances for the North London club.

Astounded by this show of support, Spurs commented:

“We are delighted to confirm that a total of £33,170.95 has been raised from the auction, which has now been donated to this worthy cause, set up in memory of our legendary former defender and Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh, who sadly passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in June, 2019, aged 49.”
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JE3 Welcomes Partnership with New-Gen Construction Ltd.

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The Essex-based commercial and domestic building specialists, with over 35 years of experience, have teamed up with the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation.

The partnership, in which New-Gen Construction has pledged to donate a percentage of earnings from each and every project, will last indefinitely. Donations will support the Foundation’s work, delivering heart health education and CPR training, campaigning for legislative change, and to the defibrillator donation scheme.

For more information on New-Gen Construction, visit www.newgenconstruction.co.uk.

JE3 Support Restart a Heart Day

By Fundraising

The Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation is proud to support Restart a Heart Day on October 16th, 2020.

Restart a Heart Day raises awareness about cardiac arrest and helps people to learn CPR, giving them life-saving skills and the confidence to use them.

Led by The Resuscitation Council UK, along with the British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, Yorkshire Ambulance Police Services and Saving Lives for Scotland, Restart a Heart Day aims to build a nation of life savers, like Jack.

Join Jack, and all of us at the Foundation, in becoming an everyday hero, and #DoWhatJackDid

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Leyton Orient Announce Justin Edinburgh Stand

By Media

In a lasting tribute to Justin Edinburgh, Leyton Orient Football Club has announced that the West Stand at the Breyer Group Stadium will be officially renamed the Justin Edinburgh Stand.

The renaming of the stand, in memory of the Club’s title-winning coach, will be marked by Justin’s wife Kerri, and children Charlie and Cydnie in the build-up to kick-off tomorrow against Newport County, who Justin also managed to promotion in 2013.

Kerri Edinburgh commented, “It is with enormous pride and excitement that on Saturday we will be attending Leyton Orient v Newport County for the official unveiling of The Justin Edinburgh Stand.

“Over the past months we can’t thank Leyton Orient enough for their continued support to us all. We’ll be forever grateful for that and know why Justin loved this club and the people involved with it so much.

“One of Justin’s and our family’s most memorable moments of his managerial career was the promotion back to the Football League which was secured on the pitch in front of this stand which will now proudly be named after Justin.

“We’d like to thank Nigel, Kent, the Board of Directors and all the staff at Leyton Orient for making this possible and for always making us feel welcome and part of the Orient family; our family and friends for their continued support; and finally, football fans all over the UK, especially those Leyton Orient supporters and Newport County supporters with whom Justin had an incredible mutual bond and supported him and his teams so passionately.”

The JE3 Foundation look forward to working closely with Leyton Orient and the Club’s supporters to raise funds and awareness for CPR training, the donation of defibrillators, and campaigning for Justin’s Law.

Justin Edinburgh Inducted into Newport County Hall of Fame

By Media

Former Manager and Club legend Justin Edinburgh has today been posthumously inducted into the Newport County AFC Hall of Fame.

Revered by Newport supporters, Justin managed the Exiles from 2011-15, and famously clinched a return to the Football league in 2013 with a play-off victory over Wrexham at Wembley.

Marked by a minute of applause pre-match and a dedicated half-time ceremony, the induction was a welcome tribute for Justin’s family who were present. Speaking of their appreciation, a family spokesperson commented:

“The club was very close to Justin’s heart as it is ours and some of the best moments from his illustrious career were spent with County – the stand-out one being the promotion against Wrexham at Wembley in the Conference play-off final.

“We cannot thank everyone enough for the support shown to us as a family in the most tragic of times. We urge everyone to get behind the JE3 Foundation so that we can make a difference to people’s lives and continue Justin’s legacy for many years to come. A special thank you to all of the Board of Directors, staff, players and fans at Newport for their support and their warm welcome as always.”