National League Clubs Donate £15,000 to the JE3 Foundation

By Sam Elliott

The National League is delighted to confirm a cheque of £15,000 will be presented to the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation before tonight’s televised match on BT Sport at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.

Member clubs from all three divisions were invited to hold a bucket collection at their first home match of the League season in honour of the tragic Leyton Orient manager, who lost his life in June.

A presentation to Charlie Edinburgh, Justin’s son, by Chairman of the National League, Brian Barwick, will be made before kick-off. They will be joined on the pitch by Stephen Thompson, Managing Director at Dagenham & Redbridge and National League board member.

Charlie, his mother Kerri and sister Cydnie have worked tirelessly to get the foundation off the ground over the past few emotional months.

It was the news which rocked everyone associated with the game and before the live match between Dagenham and Bromley tonight, the additional contribution will be made.

The charity has a number of aims and one is their campaign to change the law to ensure all health and fitness clubs across the country are equipped with defibrillators.

Charlie and his family are determined to create a legacy for the former Tottenham Hotspur star and recently discussed the most difficult period in their lives.

“I absolutely idolised the man and I was never one to shy away from making that publicly known,” he said.

“It is tragic and not something that we ever prepared ourselves for, especially off the high dad was on coming off the back end of last season.

“He would do anything for us as a family but not just for us, anyone who needed his help or guidance.

“It’s trying to put a positive outlook on the tragic event that has happened. For me, that’s the only way I can move forwards because I’m never going to accept it or understand why it happened to dad. But I want to be positive because I know that’s what he’d want.”

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