Update: We did it! Thank you to every single fan that supported us and made this gesture possible on Saturday, August 3. But we don't want to stop here – now the flag is paid for we want to raise as much money as possible for the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation, which was recently set up by his family in his memory.
It aims to support a charity related to heart or brain health, using money raised through different fundraising events and campaigns. It will also be campaigning for a law change that will ensure defibrillators are equipped at all health and fitness centres across the country. Please give generously.
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Cheltenham Town fans want to create a fitting tribute to Justin Edinburgh when our side play Leyton Orient on the opening day of the 2019-20 League Two season.
It's sure to be a hugely difficult and emotional day for Orient fans. It will be their first match without their manager who died last month and we'd like to send a clear message of support from our fans, to theirs.
We hope this tribute will show the love and empathy of the entire football community. We are aiming to crowdfund a huge flag to be displayed and presented at the game with the message: He made you dream again
Orient manager Edinburgh died at the age of 49 last month, just weeks after guiding his side to promotion back to the Football League as Champions.
The popular former Southend United, Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth defender took charge at Brisbane Road in 2017 after spells at Billericay Town, Fisher Athletic, Grays Athletic, Rushden & Diamonds, Newport County, Gillingham and Northampton Town.
Edinburgh suffered a cardiac arrest having flown to Spain to watch his former club Tottenham Hotspur play in the Champions League final earlier this month.
Justin's family have created a charity in his memory so every penny we raise over our target will go directly to their work.
The Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation was created last week and aims to support a charity that they believe will be related to heart or brain health, using money raised through different fundraising events and campaigns.
The flag we want to buy measures 24ft by 12ft and will cost £500 plus £5 delivery. Anything over and above this target will be donated to the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation.