Japhet joins JE3 Foundation and local school for CPR training
Wed 14 July 2021, 19:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Today, Japhet Tanganga attended Riverley Primary School in Leyton for a CPR lesson hosted by The JE3 Foundation.
It is now two years since the passing of much-loved former Spurs defender and Orient manager, Justin Edinburgh. Justin made 276 appearances for the Club between 1990-2000, winning the FA Cup in 1991 and the League Cup in 1999. Sadly, in June 2019, he suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away at the age of 49.
Set up in his memory, The JE3 Foundation aims to support UK health heart 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).
Alongside Year Five students, Japhet and Leyton Orient player Adam Thompson took part in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training to help raise awareness of cardiac arrests and give people the ability and confidence to save lives. By administrating CPR, it increases the possibility of surviving cardiac arrest.
As part of our pre-season programme, we will take on Leyton Orient at The Breyer Group Stadium on Saturday (17 July, 3pm) and compete for the JE3 Foundation Trophy - £2 from every match ticket sold will be donated to The JE3 Foundation set up in Justin’s memory.
Charlie Edinburgh, Justin’s son, and founder of the JE3 Foundation, said: “Today has been a productive session with a fantastic group of pupils. We feel that The JE3 Foundation along with Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient have been able to give back to the local community by teaching them lifesaving skills which we hope they will carry with them for many years to come.
“Knowing that we have all come together to teach this wonderful group of pupils effective CPR and how to use a defibrillator fills me with confidence that we are doing some fantastic work in my fathers (Justin’s) memory, supported constantly by these two special football clubs.”
Speaking after the session, Japhet said: “Today was a really informative lesson and it was great to be a part of it with Riverley Primary School. The JE3 Foundation do incredible work and it is vital we continue to support them in their campaign for legislative change. After what happened to my former team-mate Christian Eriksen this summer at Euro 2020, educating people on how to administer CPR has never been so important.”
To find out more about The JE3 Foundation, visit: https://je3foundation.com/