The Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation will donate an automated external defibrillator to Marine FC to mark their FA Cup third-round clash against Tottenham Hotspur next month.
Marine, who play in the eight-tier of English football, will welcome Spurs to Rossett Park on January 10.
With the tie being chosen for broadcast on BBC One, the non-league club are expected to earn £75,000 as a result of being drawn against Jose Mourinho’s side.
Sky Sports have revealed that Marine will also be gifted a defibrillator, which is used to attempt to revive someone from a sudden cardiac arrest.
The Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation was set up by Charlie Edinburgh, son of the late Spurs legend Justin Edinburgh, who died due to a cardiac arrest in June 2019 when he was the manager of Leyton Orient.
The former Tottenham defender played over 200 times for Spurs and was part of the club’s FA Cup-winning team in 1991, the last time the Lilywhites have won the competition.
Spurs Web Opinion
Given some of the recent tragedies that have occurred during football matches around the world, the importance of having defibrillators at grounds for first response in case of a cardiac arrest has been well documented. This is thus a very good move by Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation. Hopefully, it is only a matter of time before all football grounds across the country, irrespective of their division, have access to defibrillators.
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