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Justin Edinburgh: Family's bid to build a life-saving legacy

Justin Edinburgh's family have launched a foundation in his name. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The son of football manager Justin Edinburgh is calling for life-saving defibrillators to be installed at all sporting venues.

The former Northampton Town manager and Tottenham player, who lived in Essex, died from a cardiac arrest - weeks after guiding Leyton Orient to promotion back to the Football League. He was just 49.

His family have now set up a foundation in his name to help educate people about CPR and defibrillators.

Charlie Edinburgh, Justin's son, said he didn't know whether he would ever "get to grips with him not being around."

He insisted that defibrillators should be available at all sports clubs and facilities and that the new Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation would campaign for changes in the law to make them compulsory.

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"He was proud of all of us - everybody who touched his life. I just hope this foundation will keep his legacy going and he can look down on us and be proud and know that we are doing all we can for him."

– Charlie Edinburgh, Justin's son

A memorial service for Justin was held at Chelmsford Cathedral on Tuesday (July 16).

It was attended by hundreds of footballers past and present, including Glenn Hoddle, Teddy Sheringham, Sol Campbell, Les Ferdinand and Chris Hughton.