Tottenham have raised over £33,000 for Justin Edinburgh’s Foundation by auctioning the players’ shirts from their EFL Cup win over Chelsea last month.
Spurs auctioned the signed, match-worn shirts from the fourth-round tie in aid of the JE3 Foundation, which was established in memory of the club’s former defender who tragically died last year.
Spurs had initially intended to auction the shirts from the third-round match against Edinburgh’s former club Leyton Orient but tie did not take place after a coronavirus outbreak at the League Two club.
Spurs were handed a bye to the fourth round and beat Chelsea on penalties after a 1-1 draw in north London.
The JE3 Foundation was established by Edinburgh’s family soon after his death from a cardiac arrest in June 2019 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 defibrillator.
In a statement, Spurs thanked everyone who had taken part in the online auction and said: “We are delighted to confirm that a total of £33,170.95 has been raised from the auction, which has now been donated to this worthy cause, set up in memory of our legendary former defender and Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh, who sadly passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in June, 2019, aged 49.”
Edinburgh made 276 appearances for Spurs between 1990-2000, winning the FA Cup in 1991 and the League Cup in 1999.
He was a legend at Orient, guiding the east London club back into the Football League with a promotion from the National League a month before his death.