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Stags to hold bucket collection for Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation

20 August 2019

Prior to this evening's Sky Bet League Two clash against Leyton Orient, we will be holding a bucket collection to raise money for the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation.

The Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation was set up in the name of the former Leyton Orient manager, who tragically passed away aged 49 in June.

Set up by Justin's family after his tragic passing, the foundation is at an early stage, but is believed it will focus on a charity related to heart or brain health.

They are also campaigning to change the law to ensure all health and fitness clubs across the UK are equipped with defribillators.

In and around One Call Stadium this evening, prior to our 7.45pm kick-off with Leyton Orient, there will be a bucket collection to raise money for the JE3 Foundation.

Mansfield goalkeeper coach Ian Pledger, who worked with Justin during his spell with Gillingham, paid tribute to his former colleague, describing him as an 'all-round nice guy.'

"He was very inclusive and he knew what he wanted," said Pledger. "He got the balance right between having a laugh and working hard, and he got everyone on board.

"He was a very knowledgeable person and very well connected within the game at all levels.

"There’s not really anything that I can say other than that he was an all-round nice guy. Everyone you speak to about him – no one has a bad word to say about him."

You can also donate to the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation via their JustGiving page, which can be found here.


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