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JE3 Foundation trustee McAnuff nominated to join FA Board

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JE3 Foundation trustee Jobi McAnuff has been nominated to join the Football Associations board.

Today, the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation is delighted to confirm that trustee Jobi McAnuff has been nominated as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the FA (Football Association).

Jobi was a unanimous choice of the nominations committee and are subject to ratification by the FA Council in May.

Jobi’s appointment reflects the Board’s plan to reform its governance and a desire to have a more diverse skillset, including experience of playing English football at all levels.

His appointment also reflects the FA’s commitment to evolve to a majority independent Board, aligned with the recommendations in the Fan-Led Review.

As a former player and manager, McAnuff will bring his significant experience of the game to the Board having played and worked within English football from grassroots through to the highest levels of the professional game, as well as representing the Jamaican national team.

Jobi had an illustrious playing career, spanning over 20 years and making over 750 appearances for eight clubs including Crystal Palace, Reading, West Ham United and Wimbledon. He has played in the Premier League, all three tiers of the EFL, the National League, and captained Reading and Leyton Orient to promotions. Jobi also made 32 international appearances for the Jamaica national team and was appointed as Leyton Orient’s interim manager during the 2020-21 season. He is currently a regular analyst for Sky Sports, BT Sport and the BBC.

At the 2021-22 EFL Awards, Jobi was presented with the prestigious Sir Tom Finney Award, which is awarded to players who’ve had an outstanding career and contributed an exceptional amount to the EFL and wider football.

Jobi has also been nominated alongside Mark Esiri, co-founder and current chair of Venrex Investment Management.

FA Chair, Debbie Hewitt MBE, said: “We’re delighted to nominate Jobi and Mark to join the FA Board. Both appointments will reflect an important step in our commitment to add to the skillset, diversity, and independence of our Board. Jobi’s experience of playing in the professional and national game, as well as his coaching and management expertise and his involvement in grassroots and academy football, will enhance the Board’s insight to modern day issues on and off the pitch.

“Mark’s experience of creating and developing a broad range of digitally focused organisations, as well as his experience of stakeholder boards and grassroots football, will bring a breadth of skills to the FA.

“They are both passionate about using the game to drive positive change, which is strongly aligned to our mission at the FA, and we believe they will complement our Board well.

“We are also pleased to see Tim Score take up a permanent role as independent director and Kate Tinsley stepping up to become senior independent director.”

Jobi McAnuff said: “I’m delighted to be nominated to be part of the FA Board. This is an exciting time to join the organisation, under the stewardship of new FA Chair Debbie Hewitt. Having played and worked across various levels of the game, I believe that I can bring a fresh perspective to the Board. I want to use this experience to help move the organisation forward as it looks to tackle key issues and I can’t wait to get started.”

Mark Esiri added: “I have grown up surrounded by football, so to be able to play an important role in the growth and development of the English game is a huge honour. The FA is passionate about improving participation levels across the game through improved digital technology, which aligns well with my values and skillset. I am so pleased to be joining the FA Board and hope that my experience can help build on the positive work already taking place across the country and the wider game.”

Subject to ratification by the FA Council of the appointments of Jobi McAnuff, Mark Esiri and Tim Score, the FA Board would comprise:-

• Debbie Hewitt MBE – Independent non-executive chair
• Mark Bullingham – Chief executive officer

Independent non–executive directors
• Kate Tinsley – Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
• Mark Esiri
• Jobi McAnuff
• Tim Score

National game representatives
• Jack Pearce – Vice Chair
• Sue Hough MBE
• Thura KT Win

Professional game representatives
• Peter McCormick OBE – Vice Chair
• Rupinder Bains
• Rick Parry

Congratulations Jobi on this fantastic achievement from everyone at the foundation.

JOBI MCANUFF

LONDON LANDMARKS HALF MARATHON 2022

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Named by Runners World as a bucket list race, the London Landmarks Half Marathon is a run like no other.

As the only half marathon through the City of London and the City of Westminster, the 13.1 mile closed road route takes runners past world-famous landmarks.

Explore the capital while proudly representing the JE3 Foundation by applying to one of our charity places.

About the Event

3 April, 2022

Start: Pall Mall, London

Distance: 13.1 Miles (21.1 Kilometres)

Minimum fundraising target: £2000

Support with Every Step

When you run for JE3, you become part of the team. Enjoy best-in-class support including:

  • Branded JE3 Foundation running vest
  • Exclusive virtual training/resource sessions with top talent in sport, health, and fitness
  • Expert fundraising support, including our Fundraising Toolkit and branded items to help you spread the word
  • Access to our WhatsApp group for all runners, where we share updates and resources

Up for the Challenge?

Contact us before 31st January, 2022, including the following details in your message:

  • City + Postcode
  • Telephone Number
  • Why would you like to run for JE3 Foundation?
  • What fundraising experience do you have?
  • What previous running experience do you have? All levels are welcome.
  • How did you hear about JE3 Foundation?

THREE YEARS OF JE3 DAY

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The Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation will mark its third annual ‘JE3 Day’ on 18th December, 2021 with support from some of football’s biggest and brightest.

The annual campaign spotlights rates of cardiac arrest—30,000 per year in the UK—and the need for increased public access to life-saving defibrillators and CPR skills.

Football clubs with a special connection to Justin Edinburgh, including Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient, Northampton Town, Newport County, and Southend United are lending their support through dedicated JE3 Day fixtures on and around 18th December.

Supporters from up and down the leagues, and across the country, can get in on the action with three simple ways to support JE3 Day:

1.Donate online to JE3 Foundation. 

2.Sign the petition for Justin’s Law to legally mandate access to Automated External Defibrillators in all health and sports facilities in the UK.

3.Sign-up to our New Year CPR workshop. Enter ‘CPR’ in the message field to reserve your place. Dates & venues to be released in January. 

Since its formation in 2019, an estimated 75,000 people now have access to an Automated External Defibrillator thanks to the Foundation’s AED donation scheme—a milestone which CEO, Charlie Edinburgh, describes as “significant and reassuring, but only the beginning.”

ECHO SIXTY ONE SUPPORTS JE3 FOUNDATION

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The UK-based premier sporting events company has donated £3,000 to the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation.

Following the exclusive ‘Evening with Matt Le Tissier’ event, Charlie Edinburgh joined Echo Sixty One for the cheque presentation on behalf of JE3 Foundation.

Speaking of their support, Echo Sixty One said:

“Proud to announce that we have raised another £3000 for JE3 Foundation! So happy that we are able to continue to support this awesome cause. This donation means more defibrillators to be placed, more training to be given, and one step closer to getting Justin’s Law to be a reality. Thank you to all who joined in with the lucky dip and auction.”

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GALA UPDATE

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An update from the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation regarding the JE3 Gala 2021.

It is with the deepest regret that we announce the postponement of the JE3 Gala planned for 18th December, 2021.

As we prepared for this year’s gala, we were excited at the response and interest from ticket buyers and sponsors.

However, due to ongoing COVID considerations, the Foundation’s Trustees have decided to postpone the Gala until 2022 as we did not want to jeopardise the safety and happiness of our guests’ Christmas.

We wanted to create the same atmosphere that we did in December 2019, as Justin would have wanted, but felt that this would not be possible under the current conditions.

We will announce a new date for 2022 as soon as possible, and will contact all ticket buyers in the coming days.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to celebrating our annual JE3 Day with the football community as planned. Thank you for your continued support.

JE3 Rounds Out Week With Defibrillator Donations

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Last week, Charlie Edinburgh, CEO of the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation, visited two London locations to donate defibrillators.

The first stop was Larkswood Primary Academy in Chingford, London. The Academy supports the welfare and development of 800 pupils aged 2-11. With community partnerships a priority for staff and pupils alike, Larkwood Primary was delighted to receive the donation, funded by Academy Services Waltham Forest, together with Kier Places.

Later that day, Charlie visited Fitzroy Lodge Amateur Boxing Club under the arches in Lambeth Road. Renowned for its welcoming and friendly environment, Fitzroy Lodge ABC is a charity run by volunteers and supported through subscription fees and donations.

The boxing club, established in 1908 and in its current location since 1946, was selected as a recipient through the JE3 defibrillator donation scheme, designed to increase community access to Automated External Defibrillators (AED).

Gala Tickets Live From 8th October

By Fundraising, Media

Tickets to the second annual JE3 Gala will be available for purchase from Friday 8th October via our online shop.

Supporters can choose between purchasing individual tickets or a table of 10 at £120 per ticket. 100% of funds raised will go to the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation, powering us in our efforts to save lives in the face of cardiac arrest.

Following each purchase, the JE3 Foundation will contact you to obtain dietary requirements and share additional event details.

If you are a group of 10 looking to book a table, please note that one person should reserve on behalf of the group in order to ensure that you are seated together. JE3 will follow-up with you to obtain the names and dietary requirements of those accompanying you at your table.

Businesses interested in supporting should get in touch via enquiries@je3foundation.org.

East London Boxing Academy Receives Defibrillator

By Donations, Media

In the latest round of defibrillator donations, JE3 visited East London Boxing Academy.

Committed to developing and improving life skills through boxing, the Academy graciously accepted the donation, explaining that the life-saving piece of equipment would be accessible at the gym, as well as traveling with the team to all official England Boxing events.

Photographed alongside more than 30 boxing gym goers, Charlie Edinburgh added that, “this donation feels special, knowing the difference it will make to this amazing boxing gym, the fighters, and the community.”

Save the Date: JE3 Gala

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The second annual JE3 Gala will take place on 18th December, 2021 at The Willows, Essex.

The black tie gala is an annual celebration of Justin Edinburgh’s birthday with friends, family and special guests from the football industry. Following a successful inaugural gala in 2019, the event was put on hold due to the pandemic in 2020, making this year’s return extra special.

Stay tuned for ticket information and to join us for an evening of dancing, auctions, and celebration.

Comedy Night Success

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JE3 Foundation thanks Comedian Josh James following successful comedy night fundraiser.

It was a full house for the first ever ‘Jokes for Justin’ comedy night hosted by comedian Josh James on Sunday 5th September at the Backyard Comedy Club.

Together with comedians Bob Mills, Seann Walsh, Maisie Adam, Kae Kurd, and Lenny Sherman, the event raised funds for the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation, supporting CPR training and the defibrillator donation scheme.

For more information on our programmes and the ways in which your donations make a difference, read more about what we do.