Shirts to be auctioned in Justin’s memory
Mon 21 September 2020, 11:19|Tottenham Hotspur
Our match-worn shirts from Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup third round tie with Leyton Orient will be signed and auctioned in aid of the JE3 Foundation, set up in the memory of Justin Edinburgh.
Justin made 276 appearances for the Club between 1990-2000, winning the FA Cup in 1991 and the League Cup in 1999.
He also wrote himself into Orient folklore as a manager, guiding the East London club back into the Football League with a promotion from the National League in May, 2019.
Sadly, Justin passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest a month later, aged 49.
The JE3 Foundation was established by his family soon after, aiming to support UK heart health charities and to campaign for legislative change – Justin’s Law – to make it compulsory for all health, fitness and sports facilities to be equipped with a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD).
Although Tuesday night’s cup tie is the first competitive meeting between the two clubs in nearly 20 years, our Under-23 side recently took part in the inaugural JE3 Cup, held in Justin’s memory, against Orient’s first team.
To further highlight the close ties between the clubs, the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust has teamed up with the Leyton Orient Fans’ Trust to encourage online donations in lieu of fans being able to attend the match.
Charlie Edinburgh, Justin’s son and Founder of the JE3 Foundation, said: “This is another first-class touch from a wonderful football club.
“The support we have received and continue to receive from Tottenham Hotspur fills us with pride as a family at just how much Dad meant to the club and its supporters.
“The funds raised from the shirt auction will go a long way to assisting the JE3 Foundation in raising awareness around CPR and use of defibrillators, contributing towards our campaigning for ‘Justin’s Law’.
“The JE3 Foundation and the Edinburgh family once again sincerely thank all those who continue to support us.”
All members of our matchday squad will personally sign their match-worn shirts following Tuesday night’s tie. We shall communicate details on how to bid for an item via our online auction in the coming days.